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Service Quality for Facilities Management in Hospitals

  • Low Sui Pheng
  • Zhu Rui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Low Sui Pheng, Zhu Rui
    Pages 1-7
  3. Low Sui Pheng, Zhu Rui
    Pages 25-56
  4. Low Sui Pheng, Zhu Rui
    Pages 57-63
  5. Low Sui Pheng, Zhu Rui
    Pages 65-72
  6. Low Sui Pheng, Zhu Rui
    Pages 73-89
  7. Low Sui Pheng, Zhu Rui
    Pages 91-104
  8. Low Sui Pheng, Zhu Rui
    Pages 105-111
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-146

About this book

Introduction

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.


Keywords

SERVQUAL Model Kano Model Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Singapore Hospitals Healthcare Systems Healthcare Service Standards Quality Management Framework Customer-focused Service Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Low Sui Pheng
    • 1
  • Zhu Rui
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BuildingNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of BuildingNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0956-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0955-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0956-3
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