:: Volume 4, Issue 4 (Winter 2014) ::
J Research Health 2014, 4(4): 890-897 Back to browse issues page
Assessing the efficiency of hospitals by using Pabon Lasso graphic model
Sara Imamgholi, Seyed Mohammad Ali Khatami Firouzabadi, Selime Goharinezhad, Nayeb Fadaei Dehcheshmeh, Ali Heidarinejad, Mohammad Azmal
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Background: Efficiency assessment is one of the fundamental issues in hospitals. It is possible to evaluate and compare hospitals with measuring performance indicators. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of affiliated hospitals in Bushehr University of Medical Sciences from the viewpoint of performance indicators by using the graphical Pabon Lasso model. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2012. Seven hospitals affiliated to Bushehr University of Medical Sciences during 2009 to 2011 were evaluated. Selected indicators for this comparison were analyzed by using the graphical Pabon Lasso model. Results: Three hospitals consist of Zainabieh, Choromi and Baghiatollah was located in first region and Imam Khomeini hospital was in the second region during these three years. Fatemeh Zahra hospital was in 3, 4 and 3-4 borderline regions, respectively. 17 Shahrivar Hospital was in second region in the first year and in the later years was shifted to third region. Amiralmomenin hospital was in 2, 3 regions and was moved back to second region again. Conclusion: Adopting appropriate strategies to reduce services for hospitals in the first region because of inefficiency can be beneficial. Hospitals which are located in the third region are better to maintain the current situation. And finally, hospitals in second and fourth regions can be approached to efficient region by adopting an appropriate management and improving the performance indicators.
Keywords: efficiency assessment, performance indicator, graphical model, pabon lasso
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Applicable
Received: 2013/07/2 | Accepted: 2013/10/1 | Published: 2014/10/28

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