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Acceptability of quality reporting and pay for performance among primary health centers in Lebanon

Show simple item record Saleh S. Alameddine M. Natafgi N.
dc.contributor.editor 2013 2017-10-18T13:35:50Z 2017-10-18T13:35:50Z 2013
dc.identifier 10.2190/HS.43.4.j
dc.identifier.issn 00207314
dc.description.abstract Primary health care (PHC) is emphasized as the cornerstone of any health care system. Enhancing PHC performance is considered a strategy to enhance effective and equitable access to care. This study assesses the acceptability of and factors associated with quality reporting among PHC centers (PHCCs) in Lebanon. The managers of 132 Lebanese Ministry of Health PHCCs were surveyed using a cross-sectional design. Managers' willingness to report quality, participate in comparative quality assessments, and endorse pay-for-performance schemes was evaluated. Collected data were matched to the infrastructural characteristics and services database. Seventy-six percent of managers responded to the questionnaire, 93 percent of whom were willing to report clinical performance. Most expressed strong support for peer-performance comparison and pay-for-performance schemes. Willingness to report was negatively associated with the religious affiliation of centers and presence of health care facilities in the catchment area and favorably associated with use of information systems and the size of population served. The great willingness of PHCC managers to employ quality-enhancing initiatives flags a policy priority for PHC stakeholders to strengthen PHCC infrastructure and to enable reporting in an easy, standardized, and systematic way. Enhancing equity necessitates education and empowerment of managers in remote areas and those managing religiously affiliated centers. © 2013, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.
dc.format.extent Pages: (761-777)
dc.language English
dc.publisher AMITYVILLE
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Health Services; Publication Year: 2013; Volume: 43; no. 4; Pages: (761-777);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Acceptability of quality reporting and pay for performance among primary health centers in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Saleh, S., Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Alameddine, M., Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Natafgi, N., Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Alameddine, M.; Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Health Management and Policy;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Health Management and Policy
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Saleh, SS
dc.contributor.authorInitials Alameddine, MS
dc.contributor.authorInitials Natafgi, NM
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Alameddine, MS (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Hlth Management and Policy, Van Dyck,Room 136,POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden IJHSC
dc.identifier.pubmedID 24397238
dc.identifier.scopusID 84886688641
dc.publisher.address 26 AUSTIN AVE, PO BOX 337, AMITYVILLE, NY 11701 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Health Serv.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 4
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Health Services
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Health Serv.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 43
dc.source.ID WOS:000326096600010
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherIndex catchment
dc.subject.otherIndex comparative study
dc.subject.otherIndex empowerment
dc.subject.otherIndex equity
dc.subject.otherIndex health survey
dc.subject.otherIndex performance assessment
dc.subject.otherIndex population size
dc.subject.otherIndex primary health care
dc.subject.otherIndex questionnaire survey
dc.subject.otherIndex religion
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex economics
dc.subject.otherIndex evaluation study
dc.subject.otherIndex health care facility
dc.subject.otherIndex health care quality
dc.subject.otherIndex health care survey
dc.subject.otherIndex health personnel attitude
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex organization and management
dc.subject.otherIndex primary health care
dc.subject.otherIndex psychological aspect
dc.subject.otherIndex reimbursement
dc.subject.otherIndex standard
dc.subject.otherIndex Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.subject.otherIndex Evaluation Studies as Topic
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Care Surveys
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Facility Administrators
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Primary Health Care
dc.subject.otherIndex Quality of Health Care
dc.subject.otherIndex Reimbursement, Incentive
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus FOR-PERFORMANCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PUBLIC RELEASE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CARE SYSTEM
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MIDDLE-EAST
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus INFORMATION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus IMPROVEMENT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus COMPETITION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CHALLENGES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus REGION
dc.subject.otherWOS Health Care Sciences and Services
dc.subject.otherWOS Health Policy and Services

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