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1- Assistant Professor in Health Care Management, Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Health Management and Human Resources Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , Zhr.kavosi@gmail.com
3- Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, Student Research Committee, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Abstract:   (6552 Views)

Background and Aim: Hospital complaining is an important dimension of clinical governance. This study aimed to determine the impact of clinical governance program on patients’ complaint in Shiraz public hospitals.

Materials and Methods: This applied study was conducted as descriptive-analytical in 2012 in Shiraz. The population studied was 10 public hospitals in Shiraz and the patients complaints were studied during 5 years. Data collected through Iranian Ministry of Health standard checklist of clinical governance. The data entered to SPSS version 21, and analyzed using descriptive statistics and analytical tests such as Chi-square.

Results: Registered complaints had increasing trend during the execution of the program  and were 1905. Moreover, 60.5% of the complaints have been made by family members. There was significant relationship between complaints registered with the hospital wards (P=0.000) and gender (P=0.000). Therefore, both genders and in all departments of the hospital complaints of poor quality and inappropriate behavior of the staffs was greater than other complaint.

Conclusion: The number of complaints has increased in recent years. It is proposed to reduce the number of complaints attention to improve  communication between physicians and patients, medical ethics, cut non-conventional financial relationaship between physicians and patients, and increased scientific and technical knowledge and skills.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
ePublished: 1399/07/23