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Hospital performance indicators: before and after of implementing health sector evolution plan in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Ehsan Zarei, Somayeh Anisi *
, s.anisi@sbmu.ac.ir
Abstract:   (428 Views)
Background and Aim: Performance indicators are one of the ways to measure success in achieving the goals of health systems. This study aimed to assess the changes of the hospital performance indicators before and after the implementing health sector evolution plan (HSEP) in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
Materials and Methods: Routine data base study was carried out using performance data of 2012 to 2015, two years before and after the implementation of HSEP. The data were collected through the statistics office of hospitals and were analyzed using the Shapiro Wilk test, paired t test, Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney tests by SPSS.21 software.
Results: Bed occupancy rate, bed turnover rate, mean number of inpatient, outpatient and emergency users, and number of surgical procedures were significantly increased after the HSEP implementation (p≤ 0.05). The average length of stay was reduced by 0.2 days (p≤ 0.05). Changes in the performance indicators were not related with the location, number of beds and the specialty of hospital.
Conclusion: After the implementation of HSEP, the use of services of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences hospitals increased significantly which can lead to provide services to more patients and increased access to health services and thus improvement of health equity.
Keywords: Performance indicators, Public hospital, Health sector evolution plan (HSEP)
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2017/08/15 | Accepted: 2017/08/15 | Published: 2017/08/15



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