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Table 6 Synthesis of interviews and survey findings on providers’ perceptions of safety and quality standards’ attributes

From: Introduction of safety and quality standards for private health care providers: a case-study from the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type of private health care provider Adoption of standards Relative advantages Observability
Perceived benefits Perceived disadvantages
Pharmacies Adopters Significant:
↑management
↑ professional confidence
↑ safety
Insignificant Observable effects:
Inspectors
RS HIF
Patients
Non-adopters Insignificant Significant:
↑ expenses
↑ administrative burden
↑ loss of time
No observable effects
Specialist practices Adopters Uncertain significance:
↑ infection control
↑ safety
Significant:
↑ expenses
↑ working hours
Few observable effects:
Owner of practice
Staff
Non-adopters Insignificant Significant:
↑ expenses
↑ administrative burden
↑ loss of time
No observable effects
Dental practices Adopters Insignificant Insignificant No observable effects
Non-adopters Insignificant Significant:
↑ expenses
↑ administrative burden
↑ loss of time
↑ disruption of service provision
No observable effects
  1. Note: ↑ indicates improvement (perceived benefits) or increase (perceived disadvantages)