عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Objective: Assessing the hospitals` performance is considered as a focal point
because of their vital role in healthcare systems.. The performance of all hospitals of East Azarbaijan
province was assessed using this model in this study.
Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional and retrospective study was conducted in 2010. All hospitals
in the province were selected to study. Data were analyzed using Excel software.
Results: Of the total 39 hospitals, 14 were in zone 1(with low bed turnover and bed occupancy and lack
of efficiency), 5 in zone 2(with good bed turnover), 15 in zone 3(high bed turnover and bed occupancy), and
5 were in zone 4(with high bed occupancy, long average length of stay and low productivity) of the graph.
Conclusion: Pabon Lasso is one of the most important tools used to assess hospital efficiency. Using
this model produces information that can be used by policy makers in their attempt to make the health care
system more productive. Considering that 61.6% of studied hospitals were in inefficient area, therefore,
strengthening hospital management and paying enough attention to development besides improving health
services quality are of those crucial solutions in the short-term.