Evaluation Systems for Clinical Governance Development: a Comparative Study

  • Elaheh Hooshmand Department of Health and Management, Faculty of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. AND Department of Health and Management, Health Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Sogand Tourani Mail Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Hamid Ravaghi Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Hossein Ebrahimipour Department of Health and Management, Faculty of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. AND Department of Health and Management, Health Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Evaluation, System, Clinical governance, Development, Comparative study


Lack of scientific and confirmed researches and expert knowledge about evaluation systems for clinical governance development in Iran have made studies on different evaluation systems for clinical governance development a necessity. These studies must provide applied strategies to design criteria of implementing clinical governance for hospital's accreditation. This is a descriptive and comparative study on development of clinical governance models all over the world. Data have been gathered by reviewing related articles. Models have been studied in comprehensive review method. The evaluated models of clinical governance development were Australian, NHS, SPOCK and OPTIGOV. The final aspects extracted from these models were Responsiveness, Policies and Strategies, Organizational Structure, Allocating Resources, Education and Occupational Development, Performance Evaluation, External Evaluation, Patient Oriented Approach, Risk Management, Personnel's Participation, Information Technology, Human Resources, Research and Development, Evidence Based Medicine, Clinical Audit, Health Technology Assessment and Quality. These results are applicable for completing the present criteria which evaluating clinical governance application and provide practical framework to evaluate country's hospital on the basis of clinical governance elements.


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How to Cite
Hooshmand E, Tourani S, Ravaghi H, Ebrahimipour H. Evaluation Systems for Clinical Governance Development: a Comparative Study. Acta Med Iran. 52(8):607-612.