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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2018, 28(3): 252-257 Back to browse issues page
Challenges of implementation of Iranian national hospital accreditation standards (3rd Edition 2016) for Tehran’s Islamic Azad University Hospitals
Firouzeh Yahyavi 1 , Amir Ashkan Nasiripour * 2, Leila Keikavoosi Arani 3
1- MSc Student of Health Care Management, Electronic Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- PhD of Health Care Management, Electronic Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , nasiripour@srbiau.ac.ir
3- PhD of Health Care Management, Faculty of Health, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
Abstract:   (312 Views)
Background: Hospital services need a targeted system for planning, improving and evaluating the quality of the services provided according to their complexity. Accreditation is a systematic assessment of healthcare centers with specific standards that emphasizes on continuous improvement of quality, being patient-centered and improving the safety of patient and staff. The current study was done to investigate the challenges of establishing the 3th edition of Iranian national accreditation standards in the hospitals affiliated to Islamic Azad University.
Materials and methods: In this descriptive-applied study, 239 employees (37 directors, 143 nursing staff and 59 physicians) participated in the study from two educational, research and therapeutic hospitals of Bu-Ali and Amir al-momenin. Nursing staff and physicians were selected by simple random sampling and managers by census method. The measurement tool was a researcher-made questionnaire which designed by the Likert [completely agree (5) to completely opposed (1)] scoring system. The data were analyzed using ANOVA by SPSS. ver20 statistical software.
Results: The most challenges of accreditation implementation from the viewpoint of participants were lack of personnel (87.87%), high number of standards and measures (81.17%), encountering the hospital's medical staff with heavy shift work (79.92%), the lack of budget (75.73%), and non-participation of physicians (62.76%).  
Conclusion: The results showed that the greatest challenge in implementing accreditation standards from the managers' and physicians' viewpoint was the lack of personnel and from the nursing staff's viewpoint was encountering the hospital's medical staff with heavy shift work.
 
Keywords: Accreditation, Third edition of accreditation, Challenge.
Keywords: Accreditation, Third edition of accreditation, Challenge.
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Type of Study: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Health Information Management
Received: 2018/01/13 | Accepted: 2018/05/16 | Published: 2018/09/22
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Yahyavi F, Nasiripour A A, Keikavoosi Arani L. Challenges of implementation of Iranian national hospital accreditation standards (3rd Edition 2016) for Tehran’s Islamic Azad University Hospitals . MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2018; 28 (3) :252-257
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