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Shahrood University of Technology, Shahroud, Iran
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Hospitals are the most important resource consuming units in the health sector, so paying attention to these parts is very important. The purpose of this study was to investigate and evaluate using resources in Department of Imam Reza Hospital of Mashhad using the concept of efficiency to how using resources to improve their activities. This study is an applied research that was conducted in Imam Reza hospital of Mashhad in a cross-sectional study during 1395. Data was collected through the Hospital Information System (HIS). At first, we identified hospital input and output indicators. In the next step, we measured the efficiency and analyzed resource allocation. The models used were the linear programming type and Lingo version 14 was used to solve them. The number of physicians, the number of nurses and the number of active beds, as input factors and bed occupancy, the number of hospitalized patients were considered as the output indicators. Assignment analysis results showed that there is a possibility of reallocating resources in order to increase efficiency. Reallocation of the resources on average can increase the efficiency of 36 percent for different sectors. Therefore, the optimal allocation of resources is one of the key factors for improving the performance of hospital departments. Considering the direct impact on the quality of service should be seriously considered by health managers.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/02/12 | Accepted: 2020/12/20

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