Consumer views of health care: a comparison of hospital and home care

Child Care Health Dev. Mar-Apr 1992;18(2):107-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.1992.tb00345.x.


A small interview study (n = 40) is described. Families were generally satisfied with their health care experience although they expressed a clear preference for home care as compared with hospitalization. A significant group of parents identified lack of information as a shortcoming of hospital care.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health*
  • Child
  • England
  • Home Care Services / standards
  • Hospitals / standards
  • Humans
  • Nursing Care
  • Parents
  • Patient Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data*
  • Quality of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*