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Khanzadeh A, Motlagh M E, Mirshakak A, Niakan M, Akbari Nassaji N, Nasrollahpour Shirvani S D. Benchmarking Records of Managers and Experts of Abadan School of Medical Sciences. payavard. 2017; 11 (2) :201-210
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6236-en.html

1- Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Department, School of Medicine, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
2- Professor, Pediatrics Department, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3- General Physician, Vice Chancellery of Development of Management and Resources, School of Medicine, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
4- Master of Science in Educational Research, School of Nursing, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
5- Instructor, Nursing Department, School of Nursing, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
6- Assistant Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran , dnshirvani@gmail.com
Abstract:   (90 Views)
Background and Aim: Benchmarking is known as the process of searching for the best where organizations are motivated with growth and development effort to identify successful experiences and achievements, and also improvement of functional indicators. This study was aimed at determining the frequency of benchmarking by managers and experts of Abadan School of Medical Sciences in the past two years. 
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2014. The population of study was all managers and experts of Abadan School of Medical Sciences that were chosen by the census. A researcher-made questionnaire was utilized to collect data containing demographic characteristics (8 questions) and registration table of patterned cases (4 open and close-ended questions) which its validity and reliability were approved. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS18 software.
Results: From the 139 managers and experts, 56 (40.3%) persons used 106 cases of successful experiences and achievements of other organizations to improve and develop their organizational performance including 67 cases (63.3%) in the area of management and organizational, 96 cases (90.6%) in the government agencies, 103 cases (90.6%) in Iran and 44 cases (41.5%) through site visit. There were no significant relationships between personal and organizational variables with benchmarking (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Given the present findings, benchmarking in Abadan School of Medical Sciences was low. Therefore, designing and implementing intervention programs appeared to be likely beneficial for promotion and development of benchmarking.  
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2017/08/13 | Accepted: 2017/08/13 | Published: 2017/08/13

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