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Kavousi Z, Setoudehzade F, Kharazmi E, Khabiri R, Ravangard R, Rahimi H. The level of propensity to outsource Study: Based on hospital services features by managers and staff perspective in hospitals Kavousi Z Abstract: of Shiraz University of Medical Science, 2010. jhosp. 2012; 11 (1) :9-18
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1- دانشکده مدیریت و اطلاع رسانی پزشکی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شیراز
2- دانشکده مدیریت و اطلاع رسانی پزشکی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شیراز , fsetudezade@gmail.com
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Background: The inefficiency of financing health care in developing countries made led in manyhealth policy-makers to consider alternate means of service provisions. Outsourcing public financed health services in private sector organization is one of the interventions. Advocates claim that the contracting out of health care services will improve the service delivery performances throughstimulating competition among providers and also by creating economic incentives to improve performance through linking payment to provider performance. Materials and methods: The purpose of this cross sectional study was to provide decision matrix to guide decision-makers whether outsource hospital services or not. Tow kind of questionnaire were developed and used. Results: Findings showed that the most propensities of outsource is in nutrition services (87%), and the least is in nursing services (43.4%) based on administrators’ attitude. Shaping of decision matrixshowed propensity to outsourcing of nursing, radiology, laboratory services are high while nutrition services is been low.some differences between results of decision matrix and administrators’ propensity to outsourcing in radiology and laboratory services. Lack of attention in characteristics of the hospital services might be one of the reasons. Cost saving is the main reason for outsourcing the services while administrators should consider as an effect and side effect ofoutsourcings
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Received: 2011/05/10 | Accepted: 2011/08/27 | Published: 2013/07/28

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