Does Religion Influence Patient Satisfaction?

TitleDoes Religion Influence Patient Satisfaction?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBenjamins, MReindl
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume30
Issue1
Pagination85-91
Call Numberpubs_2006_Benjamins_AJHB.pdf
KeywordsDemographics, Healthcare
Abstract

Objectives: To determine if patient satisfaction varies by level of individual religiosity. Methods: Data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a nationally representative sample of older adults in the United States, were used to assess the relationship between religious salience (importance) and patients satisfaction with their health care encounters. Results: Higher levels of religious salience are significantly related to being very satisfied with one s health care, even after demographic, social, and health variables are taken into account. Conclusions: Researchers, practitioners, and administrators should be aware that religion may significantly influence how patients rate their health care experiences.

Endnote Keywords

Religiosity/Health Care/Patient Satisfaction

Endnote ID

15620

Citation Key7063