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Salehian M, Riahi L, Biglarian A. The Impact of Accreditation on Productivity Indexes in Firoozgar Hospital in Tehran. jha. 2015; 18 (60) :79-89
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1- MSc in Health Services Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University
2- Assistant Professor of Health Services Management Department, Faculty of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University , L.riahi@srbiau.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (USWRS), Tehran, Iran university of social welfare and rehabilitation sciences
Abstract:   (1503 Views)

Introduction: Accreditation, as an international diagnostic evaluation process, can improve productivity indexes through enhancing medical service quality. The current study aimed to assess the impact of accreditation on productivity indexes in Firoozgar hospital in Tehran.
Methods: This practical, analytical-interventional and cross-sectional study was conducted during 2011-2012 in Firoozgar hospital in Tehran. Data forms were used for collecting data which were then analyzed using SPSS and R (Ver. 3.0.1) and the statistical methods employed were ratio and paired-t tests.
Results: Productivity indexes were studied based on four axes which included eleven ratios. Based on the findings, accreditation had a significant impact on income-expense axis, a relative influence on performance indexes axis and specific unit axis and no impact on human resource axis.
Conclusion: Considering the relative impact of accreditation on the improvement of hospital productivity indexes, it can be concluded that it lead to more quality services to patients and decrease many problems in this section. Therefore, managers are recommended to implement it in their hospitals.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/09/21 | Accepted: 2015/01/25 | Published: 2015/06/22

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