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Rahmani H, Arab M, Akbari F, Zeraati H. Structure, process and performance of the emergency unit of teaching hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. sjsph. 2006; 4 (4) :13-22
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Abstract:   (7578 Views)
Background and Aim: Nowadays, community health and different methods for health service delivery are among the most important public health issues in many countries. Most developing nations are trying to establish a health care system capable of meeting their basic needs.Hospitals are the most important service delivery points, and they need skilled manpower and adequate equipment for efficient performance of their medical care and educational functions. Today, the health of the mankind is facing greater hazards and challenges than at any other time in history, and within this context, hospitals are supposed to provide service of the highest standards and with minimum delay. Emergency wards are the sections where these principles apply more than anywhere else. These are rightly regarded as the "heart" of any hospital and a quick, efficient workflow in the emergency room can literally save lives.
Material and Methods: This was a cross–sectional (descriptive/analytic) performed in 2005 to assess the structure, process & performance in the emergency wards of 12 teaching hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Results: 33.3% of the ward chiefs were women the rest were men they were all more than 30 years of age. The average rate for implementing proper managerial standards was 90.6%. The "manpower index" was 69.1%, and the "facilities & equipment" index was 44/5%. The "directions index" and "activities index" were 66.97% and 93.5%, respectively.
Conclusion: The findings show that there is a positive and significant relationship between standards of management at the emergency department and the facilities and equipment index. Also, there are positive correlations between the emergency department's "manpower and rules" index instructions, activities, and years of service in hospitals.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2005/09/11 | Accepted: 2006/05/7 | Published: 2013/08/11

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