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Improving primary healthcare through accreditation: Baseline assessment of readiness and challenges in lebanese context

Show simple item record El-Jardali F. Ammar W. Hemadeh R. Jamal D. Jaafar M.
dc.contributor.editor 2013 2017-10-18T13:35:50Z 2017-10-18T13:35:50Z 2013
dc.identifier 10.1002/hpm.2170
dc.identifier.issn 07496753
dc.description.abstract The quality of primary healthcare (PHC) has become of high importance. In 2009, the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health launched the PHC accreditation program to expand and improve quality across the continuum of care. This study will explore the readiness of PHC centers in Lebanon to implement the newly developed accreditation standards including challenges and required actions-strategies. Seventy-two centers were sampled, and respondents were asked to complete a 65-item questionnaire adapted from the national PHC accreditation standards and two open-ended questions. Descriptive analysis was conducted to assess responses to each item. Thematic analysis was used to analyze open-ended questions. Scale scores were considerably low, particularly for areas that relate to quality of service delivery. Most respondents (59.8percent) indicated not having a strategic plan on the basis of community needs. Close to 70percent of respondents indicated that they do not monitor and investigate trends in rates of sentinel events, near misses, and adverse events. Moreover, 76.2percent indicated not having a system for incident and accident-reporting, and only 22.3percent reported using one. The PHC accreditation in Lebanon can potentially reform this essential health system component. Results provide insights for policymakers and managers to consider in their efforts to improve quality and performance of PHC centers in Lebanon. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. © 2013 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
dc.language English
dc.publisher HOBOKEN
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Health Planning and Management; Publication Year: 2013; Volume: 28; no. 4;
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Improving primary healthcare through accreditation: Baseline assessment of readiness and challenges in lebanese context
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Jardali, F., Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Ammar, W., Ministry of Public Health, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Hemadeh, R., Ministry of Public Health, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Jamal, D., Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Jaafar, M., Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress El-Jardali, F.; Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, Beirut, 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.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Jardali, F
dc.contributor.authorInitials Ammar, W
dc.contributor.authorInitials Hemadeh, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jamal, D
dc.contributor.authorInitials Jaafar, M
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress El-Jardali, F (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept Hlth Management and Policy, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden IJHME
dc.identifier.scopusID 84887088001
dc.publisher.address 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Health Plan. Manag.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 4
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Health Planning and Management
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Health Plann. Manage.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 28
dc.source.ID WOS:000326462800001
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Accreditation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword East Mediterranean region
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Primary healthcare
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Quality of care
dc.subject.otherIndex health care
dc.subject.otherIndex public health
dc.subject.otherIndex Sentinel
dc.subject.otherIndex standard (regulation)
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Mediterranean Region
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus COUNTRIES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus HOSPITALS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus VALIDITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SYSTEMS
dc.subject.otherWOS Health Policy and Services
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health

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