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Hamidi Y, Zare O, Soltanian A, Fazaeli A. The Relationship between Organizational Health and the Degree of Accreditation of Hospitals in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. Manage Strat Health Syst 2020; 5 (3) :227-235
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MPH student , School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , oliya.zare@yahoo.com
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Background: Organizational health is a competitive advantage and an important factor with regard to the effectiveness of hospitals. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the relationship between organizational health and the degree of accreditation of hospitals in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences.
Method: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted cross-sectionally in 2019. The statistical population included the staff of selected hospitals affiliated to Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. The sample size was estimated as 382 people and sampling was performed using multi-stage method. The data collection tool was the Standard Organizational Health Questionnaire. The validity of the administered questionnaire was confirmed using the experts’ opinions and reliability of these tools was calculated by Cronbach's alpha (0.88). The hospitals’ accreditation status was obtained from the Accreditation Office of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and analyzed using the descriptive and inferential statistics (independent t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient) by SPSS 16 software.
Results: Findings showed a significant relationship between the organizational health and the degree of accreditation (one and two) )p < 0.05(. Meanwhile, the highest mean of organizational health was related to Mohammad Kermanshahi Hospital with an average of 170.40, but the lowest mean was related to Dr. Moaven Sahneh Hospital with an average of 123.61).
Conclusion: Given the significant relationship between organizational health and the degree of accreditation of hospitals, managers are recommended to make serious revisions in the accreditation process of health centers and take corrective actions regarding the points that can be improved, standard criteria, evaluation methods, and evaluators’ training.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/07/7 | Published: 2020/12/20

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