A Survey of Organizational Health in University Hospitals of Isfahan
Mosadeghrad Ali Mohammad1, Akbari sari Ali2, Esmaeili Maryam3*
1. Associate Professor, Department of Health management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2. Professor, Department of Health Management and Economics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3. MSc, Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
*Correspondence: Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
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Background & Objectives: Hospitals, due to their role in improving the health of populations, should have adequate organizational health. Organizational health is critical for organizational productivity. This study aimed to evaluate the organizational health of university hospitals of Isfahan, Iran.
Methods: This descriptive-analytic and cross- sectional study was conducted in 7 hospitals in 2015. A researcher-made questionnaire with 18 dimensions and 54 questions was used to gather data. A total of 283 hospital employees were randomly selected from seven hospitals. Data analysis was performed through SPSS21 and using descriptive statistics such as frequency, percent, mean ± SD as well as inferential statistics like regression and ANOVA.
Results: The mean score Mean score of organizational health in studied hospitals was 3.08 ± 0.63 from 5. Organizational health was good in one hospital, moderate in five hospitals and poor in one hospital. Dimensions of morale, planning and formality had the highest and dimensions of justice, decision- making and control had the lowest scores. Intra-ward relationships, efficient use of resources, adaptability, leadership and independence showed the most effect on organizational health. Specialty hospitals had better organizational health compared to general hospitals. There was significant relationship between managers’ work experience and organizational health.
Conclusion: University hospitals of Isfahan have moderate organizational health and hospital managers should apply necessary activities for improvement of organizational health.
Keywords: Organization, Teaching hospital, Organizational health, Organizational pathology, Productivity
Citation: Mosadeghrad AM, Akbari sari A, Esmaeili M. A Survey of Organizational Health in University Hospitals of Isfahan. Journal of Health Based Research 2016; 2(4): 329-344.