Tabriz Clinical Governance Research Project (TCGRP): Study Protocol

  • Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani - MD, PhD. Road Traffic Injury Research Centre, Tabriz University of medical sciences, Tabriz, Iran 2- WHO collaborating centre on safe community promotion, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mohammad Saadati PhD candidate in Health Services Management, Department of Health Service Management, Student Research Committee. School of Health Services Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran. Corresponding author.
  • Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi MD, PhD. Tabriz Health Service Management Research Centre, Department of Health Service Management, School of Health Service Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Ali Jannati PhD in Health Services Management, Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Faramarz Pourasghar -MD, PhD. Medical Informatics Research Team, Department of Medical Informatics, School of Health Service Management and Medical Informatics. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Babollah Ghasemi - MD, Treatment vice-chancellor of Tabriz University Medical Sciences. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Ali Ebadi - MD, Clinical Governance Manager- Treatment Affair, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Ameneh Mirzaie MSc, Nursing. Treatment Affair, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Leili Abedi MSc student in Epidemiology, Student Research Committee. Department of statistical and epidemiology. Faculty of health. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Saber Azami-Aghdash PhD candidate in Health Polisy, Health Management and Economics Research center, Iran University of Medical sciences. Tehran.Iran
  • Samaneh Valizadeh
  • Leila Abdollahi
Keywords: Clinical Governance, Tabriz, Performance Indicator

Abstract

The Tabriz Clinical Governance Research Project (TCGRP) was conducted in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province of Iran. The project was done based on the National Clinical Governance Movement of the Iranian health system since 2009. The TCGRP aimed to monitor the progress of clinical governance in Tabriz hospitals. The TCGRP had three components: 1- A comprehensive literature review was conducted to identify draft indicators. 2- Draft indicators were evaluated by experts through Delphi technique and expert panels, 3- The indicators were assessed through data collection at three sampling levels of hospitals, patients and community. All Tabriz hospitals (n=21) with various ownerships were included in the study. Moreover, 3000 patients (inpatients and outpatients) as well as 1050 Tabriz households were investigated. The TCGRP protocol is designed  to provide basic performance information for policymakers as well as the researchers in field of clinical governance. Results from TCGRP are assumed to identify the weaknesses and facilitate the development of effective interventions to improve the clinical governance practice.

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Published
2014-05-15
How to Cite
Sadeghi-BazarganiH., SaadatiM., TabriziJ. S., JannatiA., PourasgharF., GhasemiB., EbadiA., MirzaieA., AbediL., Azami-AghdashS., ValizadehS., & AbdollahiL. (2014). Tabriz Clinical Governance Research Project (TCGRP): Study Protocol. Journal of Clinical Research & Governance, 3, 76-80. https://doi.org/10.13183/jcrg.v3i0.120