Volume 17, Issue 2 (9-2018)                   jhosp 2018, 17(2): 105-112 | Back to browse issues page

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Sadeghi A, Rohani H, Davarzani S, Davarzani Z. Trend of Patients’ Compliance in a Public Hospital Before and After Healthcare Reform Implementation. jhosp. 2018; 17 (2) :105-112
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1- Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Esfarayen Faculty of Medical Sciences, Esfarayen, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Student Research Committee, Esfarayen Faculty of Medical Sciences, Esfarayen, Iran (*Corresponding author), Email: hoseinrohani3@gmail.com , hoseinrohani3@gmail.com
3- B.Sc of Public Health, Student Research Committee, Esfarayen Faculty of Medical Sciences, Esfarayen, Iran
4- B.Sc of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Abstract:   (532 Views)
Background: Patient complaints from the healthcare system can be helpful to respond patients’ needs using identifying the weaknesses. In this study, the complaints trend of patients has been investigated before and after healthcare system reform progress in a public hospital.
 
Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was carried out to assess trend of patient's complaints in two period of time in a northeast governmental hospital before and after healthcare system reform implementation (2012-2016). In order to collect data, the checklist designed by the ministry of Health was used. Data entered to SPSS version 21 and analyzed using descriptive statistics and analytical tests such as Chi-square.
 
Results: The study results revealed that the number of complaints were 29 and 198 before and after implementation of healthcare system reform, respectively. Most complaints were related to the emergency sector (31%) and about 40% of the complaints were from physicians. Most of the registered complaints were related to the quality of provided services (33.5%) and personnel exposure (30%), respectively. Accordance to study results, there was a significant difference between the number of complaints before and after implementation of the health system reform with the type of complainant (P <0.05).
 
Conclusion: Implementation of healthcare reform plan has led to systematic registration and special attention to complaints in assessed hospital. Most of registered complaints were related to the emergency department which requires managers and hospital officials to pay special attention to this sector and take effective steps to improve quality of services.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: سایر
Received: 2017/07/27 | Accepted: 2018/05/22 | Published: 2018/09/1

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