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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH   OCTOBER 2017 , Volume 46 , Number 10; Page(s) 1347 To 1358.
 
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AN ANALYSIS OF HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION POLICY IN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  YOUSEFINEZHADI TARANEH, MOSADEGHRAD ALI MOHAMMAD, ARAB MOHAMMAD, RAMEZANI MOZHDEH, AKBARI SARI ALI*
 
* DEPT. OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background: Public policymaking is complex and lacks research evidences, particularly in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). This policy analysis aims to generate insights about the process of hospital accreditation policy making in Iran, to identify factors influencing policymaking and to evaluate utilization of evidence in policy making process. Methods: The study examined the policymaking process using Walt and Gilson framework. A qualitative research design was employed. Thirty key informant interviews with policymakers and stakeholders were conducted. In addi-tion hundred and five related documents were reviewed. Data was analyzed using framework analysis. Results: The accreditation program was a decision made at Ministry of Health and Medical Education in Iran. Many healthcare stakeholders were involved and evidence from leading countries was used to guide policy development. Poor hospital managers‟ commitment, lack of physicians‟ involvement and inadequate resources were the main bar-riers in policy implementation. Furthermore, there were too many accreditations standards and criteria, surveyors were not well-trained, had little motivation for their work and there was low consistency among them. Conclusion: This study highlighted the complex nature of policymaking cycle and highlighted various factors influen-cing policy development, implementation and evaluation. An effective accreditation program requires a robust well-governed accreditation body, various stakeholders‟ involvement, sufficient resources and sustainable funds, enough human resources, hospital managers‟ commitment, and technical assistance to hospitals.
 
Keyword(s): HOSPITAL, ACCREDITATION, POLICY ANALYSIS, IRAN
 
 
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APA: Copy

YOUSEFINEZHADI, T., & MOSADEGHRAD, A., & ARAB, M., & RAMEZANI, M., & AKBARI SARI, A. (2017). AN ANALYSIS OF HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION POLICY IN IRAN. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 46(10), 1347-1358. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=610250



Vancouver: Copy

YOUSEFINEZHADI TARANEH, MOSADEGHRAD ALI MOHAMMAD, ARAB MOHAMMAD, RAMEZANI MOZHDEH, AKBARI SARI ALI. AN ANALYSIS OF HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION POLICY IN IRAN. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 2017 [cited 2021April23];46(10):1347-1358. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=610250



IEEE: Copy

YOUSEFINEZHADI, T., MOSADEGHRAD, A., ARAB, M., RAMEZANI, M., AKBARI SARI, A., 2017. AN ANALYSIS OF HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION POLICY IN IRAN. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, [online] 46(10), pp.1347-1358. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=610250.



 
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