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Foodservice Management of Health Industries Based on Customer Satisfaction

Abstract : To support managerial decision making, this paper investigates the linkages among service, timeliness, product quality, price reasonableness, and customer satisfaction in a hospital. Considering the practical needs, we proposed STQP-SERVQUAL (customer satisfaction model of hospital foodservice) on the basement of SERVQUAL. Data from 281 questionnaires was analyzed. Using structural equation modeling, the results suggest that service, timeliness, and product quality have a positive significant impact on patients’ satisfaction with hospital foodservice. Moreover, the impact caused by price reasonableness is not significant. But price reasonableness is the lowest satisfied factor; it also calls for managers’ attention. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed. Although the case study is in a large hospital, the application of the results can be extended to other health industries.
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Sheng Zhong, Lu Hou, Zhiyong Rao, Wen Hu. Foodservice Management of Health Industries Based on Customer Satisfaction. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Sep 2015, Tokyo, Japan. pp.612-619, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-22759-7_70⟩. ⟨hal-01431152⟩



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