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Hadian M, Rahimi B, Valinejadi A, Yusefzadeh H, Faghisolouk F. An Analysis of Productivity in Hospitals Affiliated to Iran and Tehran Universities of Medical Sciences: 2006-2011. jha. 2015; 17 (58) :72-84
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1576-en.html

1- P . Assistant Professor of Health Economics, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , hyusefzade2010@gmail.com
2- Associate Professor of Health Information Technology Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
3- PhD Student of Health Information Management, Medical Informatics Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4- . PhD Student of Health Economics, Health Management and Economics Research Center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- MSc in Health Management, Vice- Chancellor’s Office in Treatment Affairs, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran Urmia University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (1569 Views)
Introduction: The rise in healthcare costs, population and technology development has led to an increased demand to consider productivity issue in hospitals and other medical centers to provide, preserve and promote public health services. The aim of this study was to analysis the productivity in hospitals affiliated to Iran and Tehran universities of medical sciences.
 Methods:
In this study, partial and marginal productivity of each factor of production, as well as the total factor productivity changes of hospitals affiliated to Iran and Tehran universities of medical sciences were calculated using Kendrick-Kerimer and Malmquist indexes in 2006-2011.
Results:
The average total of productivity changes was 1.012 which implies a decrease in productivity during the study. The rate of reduction was 1.2, mostly affected by technological efficiency changes compared with other factors. Scale efficiency changes, managerial efficiency and technical efficiency were the next effective factors. Total productivity, checked with Kendrick-Kerimer index, was affected by productivity of active bed input .
Conclusion:
Lack of knowledge on the part of hospital staff concerning the proper use of technology in patients’ treatment is the main cause of productivity loss caused by technological changes in these hospitals. Therefore, it is recommended to hold training courses for staff on the correct use of technology in diagnosis and taking care of patients. Keywords: Productivity, Malmquist index, Kendrick-Kerimer index, Hospital
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/05/11 | Accepted: 2014/12/16 | Published: 2014/12/16

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