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Healthcare Quality Management in Great Britain and Czech Republic

Vol. 9, No 3, 2016

Petr Briš,


Tomas Bata University in Zlín,

Zlín, Czech Republic,



Kristýna Keclíková,

Police College of the Ministry of the Interior in Prague,

Praha, Czech Republic,


Małgorzata Macuda,

PoznańUniversity of Economics

and Business, Poznań, Poland,


Marie Čermáková,

Tomas Bata University in Zlín,

Zlín, Czech Republic,


Abstract.Healthcare quality can be defined as the summary of the results achieved in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, based on findings of medical science and practice, or as the degree of excellence of the provided care in relation to a contemporary level of knowledge and technological development and in compliance with economic possibilities. Research and monitoring of the effectiveness of quality systems can be implemented in different ways: (1) measuring the quality system through the entire institution rating (self-assessment or

accreditation), based on the assumption that appropriate care is the result of well-organized processes and systematic quality assurance and improvement; (2) measuring critical points in the process of care – compliance of specialists with recommended practices or professional standards; (3) measuring outcomes in relation to the benefit of patients, such as clinical outcomes, client satisfaction and perceived quality of life in connection with the results of the provided care. The paper deals with monitoring the effectiveness of quality in health facilities based on customer satisfaction and compares patient satisfaction rating methodologies applied in the United Kingdom and in Czech Republic.


Received: December, 2015

1st Revision: March, 2016

Accepted: June, 2016


DOI: 10.14254/2071- 789X.2016/9-3/15

JEL Classification: I10, I11, I15

Keywords: healthcare management, monitoring patient satisfaction, rating methodology, benchmarking, quality.