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Impact of the Presence of Resident Specialists on the Emergency Department Performance Index at Hospitals of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Roghayeh Bakhshi, Soad Mahfoozpour, Khalil Alimohammadzadeh, Hamed Norouzi, Hamid Zaferani Arani

Keywords : Department performance index, Emergency department, Hospital, Resident specialists

Citation Information : Bakhshi R, Mahfoozpour S, Alimohammadzadeh K, Norouzi H, Arani HZ. Impact of the Presence of Resident Specialists on the Emergency Department Performance Index at Hospitals of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2019; 7 (1):29-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1099

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: The main purpose of an emergency department (ED) is providing high quality services in the shortest possible time. Presence of resident specialists is one of the elements in healthcare reform plan which has been implemented with the aim of resolving the main problems of the healthcare system. This study examines the impact of the presence of resident specialists on the emergency department performance index (EDPI) at hospitals of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS). Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, changes in EDPI were investigated over a period of June 2013 to June 2014 (before the presence of resident specialists) and June 2014 to June 2015 (after the presence of resident specialists). All hospitals in MUMS which implemented the presence of resident specialists were selected by the census method. Hospital General Information Form was used to collect data. Information required were collected and recorded after obtaining the permission from the health department. After collection, data were analyzed by SPSS 19. Results: The percentage of disposed patients within 6 hours before the presence of resident specialists was 80.96% and after the presence of resident specialists was 89.07%. The percentage of leaving the ED in 12 hours before the presence of resident specialists was 86.21% and after the presence of resident specialists was 88.76%. Conclusion: According to the results, it can be concluded that the EDPI in hospitals of MUMS after the presence of resident specialists has shown a significant difference, and improved, except for those left ED in 12 hours.

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