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ISSN: 2637-6679

Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-6679)

Effectiveness of Standardized Regular Inspecting Visits as a Type of Administrative Supervision on Function of Private Physician Offices

Volume 2 - Issue 3

Mojgan Dadashi1, Roya Andarz-Habibi1, Mojtaba Soltani2, Nasrin Abassi1, Mohamadreza Cheraghzadeh1, Seyedeh Rahimeh Ghoreishi1, Afsaneh Sheikh Sofla1 and Sadaf Alipour3,4*

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    • 1Accreditation and Medical Supervision Division, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    • 2Nutrition faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    • 3Breast Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    • 4Department of Surgery, Tehran University of medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

    *Corresponding author: Sadaf Alipour, Department of Surgery, Arash Women’s Hospital, Tehran University of medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Received: June 23, 2018;   Published: July 03, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2018.02.000136

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Introduction: One of the mainstays for maintenance of standards of health care in medical facilities and offices is to have a constant supervision over their processes and products. We designed a study to evaluate the effectiveness of regular inspecting visits of private physician offices.

Methods: A “study checklist” consisting of 11 items under the topic of regulations and rules, and 7 items under the topic of performance, was designed, validated and used in the inspections. Results of two consecutive inspections were recorded and compared.

Instructions regarding defects in provided services were given to the doctors during inspections, and various feedbacks as dictated by present regulations were provided to them.

Results: participants were 300 general practitioners office. After the first round of inspections of all the offices, the feedback consisted of: oral warning to the doctor about noticed failures or notice about the substandard practice in the inspection records of the doctor in 32.3% of cases, warning letter of defects in 46.3%, and summoning the doctor for a written statement in 21.3%. Mean scores after gathering and computing scores of each office in first and second rounds of inspections in rules and performance topics were respectively 84, 92, 50, and 58. Among all items, installing tariffs exposed to customers’ view had the highest improvement in score.

Conclusion: Our work demonstrates that regular inspector visits of private doctor offices is an effective method for supervision on these centers.

Keywords: Supervision; Inspection; Checklist; Quality of care; Physician office; Accreditation

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