Running head: COYNE AND MESSINA ARTICLES: PART 1 -ANALYSIS 1 Coyne and Messina Articles: Part 1 - Analysis HLT-540: Health Care Research Methods, Analysis, and Utilization
COYNE AND MESSINA ARTICLES: PART 1 -ANALYSIS 2 Introduction This paper will contrast and compare the research studies of Coyne et al. (2009) and Messina et al. (2009). A series questions will be utilized to investigate, validate and summarize the research finding of Coyne et al. (2009) Hospital Cost and Efficiency: Do Hospital Size and Ownership Type Really Matter?" and Messina et al. (2009) “ The Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction and Inpatient Admissions Across Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals.” What made them different? What type of population sample did each have? How did they ensure their work was valid? Did Coyne's team do this in a more scientific way than Messina's team? This paper will examine Coyne et al.’s (2009) and Messina et al.’s (2009) articles against other literature to support all results and finding. Coyne and Messina Articles: Part 1 - Analysis The article studies written by Messina et al. (2009) & Coyne et al. (2009) over time have helped to redefine customer and organizational performance in health care delivery in relation to patient satisfaction with a strong emphasis on the financial implications. The first focused more on the human aspect of cost by determining the relationship, if any, that exists between satisfaction of patients, and in patient admissions in acute care health care facilities as well as the difference between the patient satisfaction and inpatient admission in acute care health care facility in both teaching and non teaching health care facilities. The second focused more on the aesthetics and managerial composition of the hospital by trying to determine whether the ownership type and size of the hospital have any bearing on the cost of service delivery and efficiency. Either way, the bottom line remains patient satisfaction, hence the attempt for further research to determine the factors that could help explain the grey areas for enhanced productivity and output.
COYNE AND MESSINA ARTICLES: PART 1 -ANALYSIS 3 Type of statistics. Two major studies in healthcare were conducted using different statistical methods to determine the impatient volume data and patient satisfaction. The Coyne et al. (2009) adopted the SPSS 15.0 statistical method to test for the variance (ANOVA) while using Scheffe's method for testing the means distribution of d subject matter to arrive at a definite but very significant conclusion using a reasonable sample size. The probability value of <0.05 was determined to be statistically substantial in the research of Messina et al. (2009). Whereas, Messina et al. (2009) using a smaller sample size, employed descriptive statistics in the form of mean, median, frequencies, and standard deviation to acquire a data distribution, which was interpreted using statistical measures of skewness. However, the result was inconclusive based on the insignificant sample size. Hence, a non parametric statistical testing was used for further analysis.
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