The Relationship Between Distribution of Human Resources Distribution and Performance Indicators of Hospitals Before and After Implementation of Health System Evolution Plan in Iran

  • Hossein Dargahi Department of Management Sciences and Health Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. AND Health Information Management Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Golsa Shaham Department of Health Care Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Health system evolution plan, Distribution of human resources, Hospital performance indicators, Tehran university of medical sciences


The implementation of the Health System Evolution Plan has resulted in an increase in the rate of patient’s referral to hospitals of medical universities, and thus, hospitals’ performance indicators. The aim of the present study is to investigate the changes in hospital indicators after the implementation of the Health System Evolution Plan and the relationship between this plan and distribution of human resources in hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. This was a descriptive-analytical and cross-sectional study. The research population consisted of information about human resources and performance indicators before and after the implementation of the Health System Evolution Plan in the hospitals. The research tool was a data collection form. The collected data were analyzed in SPSS software, and analytical results were obtained using the Pearson correlation test and Two Sample t-test. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between hospitals performance indicators and the distribution of human resources after the implementation of the Health System Evolution Plan. In fact, this plan has increased the deficit of nursing and paraclinical staff. In addition, the results showed as hospitals’ performance indicators have increased, more human resources has been recruited in these hospitals. The success of Implementation of Health System Evolution Plan and development of general hospitals indicators need comprehensive. Planning for retainment of all groups of health workers and paying attention to appropriate distribution of physicians, nurses, and paraclinical staff in public hospitals and finally a comprehensive review of human resources standards by the Iranian Ministry of Health.


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How to Cite
Dargahi H, Shaham G. The Relationship Between Distribution of Human Resources Distribution and Performance Indicators of Hospitals Before and After Implementation of Health System Evolution Plan in Iran. Acta Med Iran. 57(8):510-517.