Volume 14, Number 46 (1-2012)                   jha 2012, 14(46): 31-38 | Back to browse issues page


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Barati Marani, Haghani H, Mohammadi R, Moradi F, Rouhani B, Torsaki M et al . The Relationship between Organizational Health and Performance Indicators of Health Care in Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences: 2011. jha. 2012; 14 (46) :31-38
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1022-en.html

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Introduction: Organizational health, influenced by various factors, can affect the effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability of the organization. This study investigated the relationship between organizational healths (and its seven-fold dimensions) and the performance indicators at teaching hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).

Methods: This descriptive, analytical and applied study was conducted in winter 2011. There were 300 employees randomly selected from among the research population who were the staff of teaching hospitals affiliated to TUMS. The instruments were the checklist of performance indicators and a standard questionnaire of organizational health the validity of which was obtained through opinion analysis of seven experts and its reliability was measured by Cronbach’s alpha (88%). Data analysis was carried out using SPSS software and descriptive statistics including absolute frequency, relative frequency, mean, standard deviation, and Spearman correlation test.

Results: No significant relationship was found between any of performance indicators and either of the dimensions of morality, scientific emphasis, consideration, and support of resources. Significant relationship was, however, observed between construction of organizational health and indicators of the total number of occupied bed days, total number of those admitted the performance of the rotating beds, and the crude mortality rate (P≤ 0.05). The respondents evaluated the organizational health as very high (3%), high (68%), and normal (28%).

Discussion: To enhance organizational health, managers should be inclined to accept criticisms and offers provided by the staff and the clients.

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Received: 2012/03/24

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