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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2017, 14(11): 896-905 Back to browse issues page
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM PLAN IN THE HOSPITALS AFFILIATED WITH URMIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Bahram Nabilou1, Parviz Salem Safi2, Hassan Yusefzadeh 3
1- Associate Professor of Health Services Management Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2- MSc in Health Services Management Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
3- Assistant Professor of Health Economics Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran (Corresponding author) , hyusefzade2010@gmail.com
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Background and Aims: Performance and efficiency assessment are two significant factors affecting the efficient evaluation of health system reform plan, and can help executive agents in better recognition of its strengths and weaknesses, and try to improve it. This study was conducted to compare the efficiency of hospitals affiliated with Urmia University of Medical Sciences, before and after the implementation of the reform plan.

Materials & Methods: This was an analytical-description study conducted in 23 hospitals of Urmia Medical Science University in the years 2013-14. To collect data, a checklist with input variables of the number of nurses, doctors, active beds, and other personnel and output variables of the number of discharges, surgeries and bed occupancy percentage for estimating technical, scale and managerial efficiency indexes of the hospitals to each year by Windeap2.1 software, was used.

Results: Reform plan has affected technical, managerial and scale efficiency, and the average of them reached respectively from 0.772±0.225, 0.877±0.193 and 0.878±0.144 in 2013 to 0.886±0.141, 0.941±0.116 and 0.941±0.090 in 2014. Therefore, it reflects improvement in performance due to health system reform plan. Before implementation of reform plan 21.74% of hospitals have acted as inefficient, while after the implementation, this amount has decreased to 8.70%. Meanwhile, after the implementation of health reform plan, the performance of some hospitals was reduced considerably.

Conclusions: According to allocation of high percentage of budget from Health Ministry to health system reform plan, monitoring and periodic evaluation of performance are necessary factors in increasing the efficiency. After implementation of reform plan and decrease in the medical cost, hospitals were faced with increasing referral of patients and bed occupancy. Lack of supply of required facilities and human resource proportional in increasing of referral load to provide cares were most common causes of reduced performance in inefficient hospitals.

Keywords: Health Reform, Performance, Data Envelopment Analysis, Efficiency
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Nabilou B, Salem Safi P, Yusefzadeh H. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM PLAN IN THE HOSPITALS AFFILIATED WITH URMIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2017; 14 (11) :896-905
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Volume 14, Number 11 (February 2017) Back to browse issues page
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