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Abdollah Keshavarz, Nastaran Keshavarz Mohammadi, Mohammad afrozi, Edris kakemam, Rahim Khodayari Zarnaq, Rohollah Kalhor. Attracting medical tourists by Qazvin’s hospitals in: Joint Commission International approach . Payesh. 2015; 14 (6) :639-645
1- Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
2- School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical, Tehran, Iran
3- Healthcare Management, School of Public Health Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran
4- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
Abstract:   (3372 Views)
Objective (s): Medical tourism is quickly emerging as a symbol of global trade in health care. The aim of the study was to assess Qazvin’s hospitals preparedness in attracting medical tourists based on JCI patient-oriented standards.
Methods: A descriptive study was conducted in seven hospitals of Qazvin in 2012. The patient-oriented checklist of JCI standards was used to collect data.
Results: The results showed that among 7 standards, maximum score was belonged to Anesthesia and Surgical Care (77.5%) and minimum score was belonged to Patient and Family Education standard (52.5%). Finally, The Rahimian hospital acquired maximum score (85.4%) and the Kosar hospital acquired minimum score (5).
Conclusion: The hospitals in Qazvin showed a relative preparedness in medical tourists. Standards in private hospitals were more acceptable than state teaching hospitals.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2014/11/9 | ePublished ahead of print: 2015/11/23 | Published: 2015/11/23

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