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Volume 17, Number 1, 2012

Identification of patient's requirements in quality management system in health care institutions

Daniel Kaźmierczak, Marta Bogusz-Czerniewicz


Aim: To present the solutions implemented in health care institution in the context of identification
of patient’s requirements, and evaluation of the level of patients’ satisfaction in
accordance with the requirements of ISO norm 9001:2008 based on the experience of GPCC.
Background: The fundamental mechanisms behind the free market, such as competition,
start applying also to the public health sector. Health service providers are gradually real-
ising that patients are actual clients of health care institutions, with physicians, nurses,
supporting personnel, registration officers and other staff responding to patients demand
for medical and auxiliary services (e.g. exam registration, provision of information).
Material and methods: PN-EN ISO 9001:2009 “Quality Management Systems. Requirements”,
relevant literature and documentation of quality management system from the GPCC.
The review of relevant literature and legal requirements; interpretation of provisions in
relation to the functioning of health care institutions.
Results: Model of identification of patient’s requirements and satisfaction in accordance with
the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 has been elaborated and implemented in the GPCC.
Conclusion: The identification of patient’s requirements is much more complicated than eval-
uating the same parameters in manufacturing companies. In the context of medical services
one should be aware of the subjectivity of patient’s feelings, the psycho-social status and the
general state of health during his or her treatment. Therefore, the identification of patient’s

Signature: Rep Pract Oncol Radiother, 2012; 17(1) : 50-53

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