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Author Low, Sui Pheng, author

Title Service quality for facilities management in hospitals / Low Sui Pheng, Zhu Rui
Published Singapore : Springer, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 146 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Facilities Management and Singapore's Healthcare System -- SERVQUAL, the Kano model and QFD -- Conceptual Framework -- Research Methodology -- Data Analysis -- Discussions -- Conclusions
Summary This book examines the Facilities Management (FM) of hospitals and healthcare facilities, which are among the most complex, costly and challenging kind of buildings to manage. It presents and evaluates the FM service quality standards in Singapore's hospitals from the patient's perspective, and provides recommendations on how to successfully improve FM service quality and achieve higher patient satisfaction. The book also features valuable supplementary materials, including a checklist of 32 key factors for successful facilities management and another checklist of 24 service attributes for hospitals to achieve desirable service quality in connection with facilities management. The book adopts a unique approach of combining service quality and quality theory to provide a more holistic view of how FM service quality can be achieved in hospitals. It also integrates three instruments, namely the SERVQUAL model, the Kano model and the QFD model to yield empirical results from surveys for implementation in hospitals. Although the book was written from the perspective of FM service quality for hospitals, the findings and recommendations are also relevant for other non-healthcare sectors where appropriate lessons may also be drawn for FM and service quality in general. It will particularly benefit Quality Managers, Facilities Managers and Hospital Administrators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 18, 2016)
Subject Health facilities -- Quality control.
Health facilities -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Rui, Zhu, author
ISBN 9789811009556
9789811009563 (electronic bk)
9811009562 (electronic bk)