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Jaafaripooyan E, Pourreza A, Rahimi Foroshani A, Maleki R. Assessing the Importance of Social Responsibility and Its Implementation Status in Kermanshah Teaching Hospitals from the Perspective of Management Team. jhosp. 2018; 17 (1) :9-16
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5739-en.html
1- Associate Professor, Department of Management and Health Economic, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Professor, Department of Management and Health Economic, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- MSc student of Health Care Management, International Campus, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran(*Corresponding author), Email: malekirahele65@gmail.com
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Background: Hospital managers' success depends not only on internal of the hospital environment, but also on the external. Considering the importance of the social responsibility of hospitals as an external organizational issue, this study aimed to assess the importance of social responsibility and the implementation status of hospitals.
Materials and Methods: This analytical descriptive study was conducted in Kermanshah educational hospitals in 2016. The study population consisted of management team of each hospital in middle and first-line level, of which 150 were selected using census sampling method. The data gathering tool was a researcher-made questionnaire. Validity and reliability of the instrument was confirmed. Data analysis was performed using SPSS20 software, descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The mean score of importance and status of social responsibility implementation were high (86.20 ± 9.98) and moderate (60.62 ± 12.41), respectively. Among the domains, the highest and the least attention were paid to environment (11.65 ± 88.30) and suppliers (13.47 ± 81.48) domains, respectively. The highest level of accountability in patients was (68.87 ± 26/14) and the least was found in organizational processes (14.47 ± 42.02). There was a significant statistically difference in social status according to organizational status and employment type (p <0.05).
Conclusion: The results revealed that the rate of social responsibility of hospitals was moderate. It seems that providing a systematic assessment of managers performance and authorities, functional feedback and using the successful experiences of organizations in the field of social responsibility are necessary.
 

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: سایر
Received: 2016/11/14 | Accepted: 2018/04/9 | Published: 2018/05/6

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