Volume 17, Issue 2 (9-2019)                   sjsph 2019, 17(2): 145-156 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Assistant Professor, Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- BSc. Student, Student Research Committee, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan
3- Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
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Background and Aim: Accreditation is one of the important measures in the evaluation of health services. Today, the issue of accreditation has been established with the aim of creating and promoting a safety culture and quality of patient care. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of accreditation on key and performance indicators of public hospitals in Zahedan before and after its implementation.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytic cross-sectional study was conducted in 1396 in governmental hospitals of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences (Khatam-ol-Anbia and Ali ibn Abi Talib, AS). All of the key indicators of hospital performance were evaluated two years before the implementation of the accreditation (years 1391-1392) and two years after the implementation of the accreditation (1394-1395) in these hospitals. Data was collected using a form designed for study purposes. Descriptive statistics, tables and descriptive charts were used to draw information.
 Results: Based on the results of the study, the duration of stay of patients after the implementation of the accreditation scheme in hospitals has improved somewhat and decreased by 0.5 days to 4 days in 1395. The rate of cesarean delivery has risen from 49.2% in 1391 to 56.8 in 1395. The percentage of flat occupancy has risen to over 90 percent in 1395. The bed rotation distance was reduced by 31.1%, and releasing by personal desire in 1395 was 9% lower than in 1394. The personal satisfaction score of the emergency releasing by personal desire also dropped by 7%. It should be noted that there was no change in the net mortality index before and after the validation.
Conclusion: Accreditation has had a favorable impact on hospital performance indicators of course, the implementation of the healthcare reform plan may also have an impact on this. In general, the implementation of accreditation in the hospitals of the country can reduce the problems in this sector and provide more quality services to clients. Also, for better implementation of this program, emphasis on mortality and cesarean section rates can lead to improved hospital performance.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2019/09/18 | Accepted: 2019/09/18 | Published: 2019/09/18