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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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HERNANDEZ-VASQUEZ, Akram; ROJAS-ROQUE, Carlos; PRADO-GALBARRO, Francisco Javier  and  BENDEZU-QUISPE, Guido. External user satisfaction with healthcare at facilities of the Ministry of Health of Peru and its associated factors. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.4, pp.620-628. ISSN 1726-4634.

Objectives. To estimate satisfaction with the healthcare received at facilities of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) of Peru and determine its associated factors in Peruvian adults. Materials and Methods. Analytical cross-sectional study using data from the National Household Survey on Living Conditions and Poverty (ENAHO) 2018. Satisfaction with healthcare received was rated as very bad, bad, good, and very good. The characteristics of the study population were described using weighted frequencies and proportions. To determine the factors associated with satisfaction with the care received, a generalized ordinal logistic model was estimated. Results. The study included a total of 14,206 adults (expanded population: 7,684,602) who reported having been treated at a MINSA healthcare facility. At the national level, 74.3% of users reported satisfaction with the service received as "good or very good". Having a chronic illness, having a native mother tongue, or living in a population with agglomerations of more than 2000 people were associated with lower satisfaction with the care received. Living in the jungle area was associated with a report of greater satisfaction with the care. Conclusions. Three out of four external users rate the care received at MINSA facilities as good or very good. There are population subgroups with less satisfaction with the care received. Improving the satisfaction of these users would improve the quality of care at the facilities of MINSA, the largest health provider in Peru.

Keywords : Surveys and Questionnaires; Patient Satisfaction; Health Services; Peru.

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