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Zahiri M, Keliddar I. Performance evaluating in hospitals affiliated in AHWAZ University of Medical Sciences based on PABON LASSO model. jhosp. 2012; 11 (3) :37-44
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1- دانشکده بهداشت , man_zahiri@yahoo.com
2- مدیریت خدمات بهداشتی و درمانی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی جندی شاپور اهواز
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Background: Performance evaluation could provide information to managers that they need to evaluate and monitor of the current status and activities in hospitals. The PABON LASSO model was applied to evaluate performing of hospitals affiliated with Ahwaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences to produce the information that used by policy makers in their attempt to make more productivity health care system.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional & descriptive study involved in 26 hospitals, with 3824 available beds. Data for this study extracted from computerized databases within statistical department of vice- chancellor for clinical affairs. This study used the PABON LASSO model combining with three major indicators of hospital performance named as average length of stay, bed occupancy rate, and bed turnover which analyzed in PABON LASSO model. The statistical software SPSS-13 used to derive three basic performance indicators.
Results: Based on 10 hospitals in Zone 3 of the model the satisfactory level of efficiency indicated. Results in 2 hospitals demonstrated the inefficiency and underutilization of resources by falling into Zone 1 and 7 hospitals in zone 2 and 7 hospitals placed in Zone 4. The overall average length of stay, bed occupancy and bed turnover rates were 3.57 days, 63.13% and 79.37 times respectively.
Conclusion: The performance of hospitals affiliated with Ahwaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences was in a relatively desirable level. Future research should be focused on why and how this situation could be improved in the hospitals with low efficiency.

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Received: 2011/09/19 | Accepted: 2011/12/28 | Published: 2013/10/7

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