J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2017 May;24(2):146-156. 10.7739/jkafn.2017.24.2.146.

Russian Inpatients' Nursing Service Expectations, Satisfaction and Intention to Revisit Hospital

  • 1Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. haedang@pusan.ac.kr
  • 3Graduated School, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea.


The aim of this study was to identify Russian inpatients' expectation and satisfaction with nursing service, and further, to analyze the relationship between these variables.
A structured questionnaire was used to survey for 81 Russian inpatients. The survey was conducted from January to June, 2014.
Empathy and assurance significantly influenced nursing service expectation and satisfaction. Nursing service expectation was statistically significant for the number of visit to Korea, and nursing service satisfaction was statistically significant for gender, monthly income and primary care giver during hospitalization. Revisit intention was significantly different according to religion, medical department and primary care giver during hospitalization. There were positive correlations between nursing service expectation and satisfaction, and between nursing service satisfaction and intention to revisit the hospital.
The results of this study show that the level satisfaction with nursing service influences Russian inpatients' intention continue using the hospital. Therefore, in order to increase the intention to revisit the hospital Korea hospital employees, especially nurses, need to develop nursing service strategies according to general characteristics, culture and nationality of foreign patients.


Medical tourism; Nursing service; Patient satisfaction
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