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Original Article
Characteristics of Inpatients Who Survive Suicide Attempts
Sang Mi Kim, Hyun-Sook Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(1):32-38.   Published online February 28, 2019
Objectives

The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics and factors affecting the survival of inpatients admitted following a suicide attempt.

Methods

A total of 3,095 cases retrieved from the Korean National Hospital Discharge In-depth Injury Survey data (from 2011 to 2015) were grouped according to survival and death and analyzed using descriptive statistics chi-square and logistic regression analysis.

Results

The following factors...

Factors Related to Healthcare Service Quality in Long-term Care Hospitals in South Korea: A Mixed-methods Study
Minsung Sohn, Mankyu Choi
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2017;8(5):332-341.   Published online October 31, 2017
Objectives

The environment of long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) is critical to the management of the quality of their services and to patient safety, as highlighted by international studies. However, there is a lack of evidence on this topic in South Korea. This study aimed to examine the factors affecting healthcare quality in LTCHs and to explore the effectiveness of their quality...

Analysis of Hospital Volume and Factors Influencing Economic Outcomes in Cancer Surgery: Results from a Population-based Study in Korea
Jung-A Lee, So-Young Kim, Keeho Park, Eun-Cheol Park, Jong-Hyock Park
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2017;8(1):34-46.   Published online February 28, 2017
Objectives

To evaluate associations between hospital volume, costs, and length of stay (LOS), and clinical and demographic outcome factors for five types of cancer resection. The main dependent variables were cost and LOS; the primary independent variable was volume.

Methods

Data were obtained from claims submitted to the Korean National Health Insurance scheme. We identified patients who underwent the following surgical procedures: pneumonectomy,...

Knowledge Management Enablers and Process in Hospital Organizations
Hyun-Sook Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2017;8(1):26-33.   Published online February 28, 2017
Objectives

This research aimed to investigate the effects of knowledge management enablers, such as organizational structure, leadership, learning, information technology systems, trust, and collaboration, on the knowledge management process of creation, storage, sharing, and application.

Methods

Using data from self-administered questionnaires in four Korean tertiary hospitals, this survey investigated the main organizational factors affecting the knowledge management process in these organizations. A total...

Assessment of Service Quality in Teaching Hospitals of Yazd University of Medical Sciences: Using Multi-criteria Decision Making Techniques
Milad Shafii, Sima Rafiei, Fatemeh Abooee, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Mojtaba Nouhi, Farhad Lotfi, Khatere Khanjankhani
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2016;7(4):239-247.   Published online August 31, 2016
Objectives

Hospitals as integrated parts of the wide-ranging health care systems have dominant focus on health care provision to meet, maintain and promote people's health needs of a community. This study aimed to assess the service quality of teaching hospitals of Yazd University of Medical Sciences using Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal...

Evaluating Service Quality from Patients' Perceptions: Application of Importance–performance Analysis Method
Rafat Mohebifar, Hana Hasani, Ameneh Barikani, Sima Rafiei
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2016;7(4):233-238.   Published online August 31, 2016
Objectives

Providing high service quality is one of the main functions of health systems. Measuring service quality is the basic prerequisite for improving quality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of service in teaching hospitals using importance–performance analysis matrix.

Methods

A descriptive–analytic study was conducted through a cross-sectional method in six academic hospitals of Qazvin, Iran, in 2012. A...

The Mediating Role of Organizational Learning in the Relationship of Organizational Intelligence and Organizational Agility
Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Mohammad Mehdi Kiani, Raziye Montazeralfaraj, Hossein Fallah Zadeh, Morteza Mohammad Zadeh
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2016;7(3):190-196.   Published online June 30, 2016
Objectives

Organizational learning is defined as creating, absorbing, retaining, transferring, and application of knowledge within an organization. This article aims to examine the mediating role of organizational learning in the relationship of organizational intelligence and organizational agility.

Methods

This analytical and cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 at four teaching hospitals of Yazd city, Iran. A total of 370 administrative and medical staff...

Competitive Strategy for Successful National University Hospital Management in the Republic of Korea
Munjae Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2016;7(3):149-156.   Published online June 30, 2016
Objectives

This study provides information to aid decision making for managers and the staff of national university hospitals through analyzing their financial statements.

Methods

In order to analyze the finances of national university hospitals, this study used the report of final accounts announced by each hospital from 2009 to 2012 as baseline data. The research participants were 10 national university hospitals.

Results

According to the...

Role of Organizational Climate in Organizational Commitment: The Case of Teaching Hospitals
Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Omid Barati, Malake-sadat Ghoroghchian, Razieh Montazer-alfaraj, Mohammad Ranjbar Ezzatabadi
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2016;7(2):96-100.   Published online April 30, 2016
Objective

The commitment of employees is affected by several factors, including factors related to the organizational climate. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between organizational commitment of nurses and the organizational climate in hospital settings.

Methods

A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2014 at two teaching hospitals in Yazd, Iran. A total of 90 nurses in these hospitals participated....

Financial Analysis of National University Hospitals in Korea
Munjae Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2015;6(5):310-317.   Published online October 31, 2015
Objectives

This paper provides information for decision making of the managers and the staff of national university hospitals.

Methods

In order to conduct a financial analysis of national university hospitals, this study uses reports on the final accounts of 10 university hospitals from 2008 to 2011.

Results

The results of comparing 2008 and 2011 showed that there was a general decrease in total assets, an...

Assessment of Intensive Vaccination and Antiviral Treatment in 2009 Influenza Pandemic in Korea
Chaeshin Chu, Sunmi Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2015;6(1):47-51.   Published online February 28, 2015
Objectives

We characterized and assessed public health measures, including intensive vaccination and antiviral treatment, implemented during the 2009 influenza pandemic in the Republic of Korea.

Methods

A mathematical model for the 2009 influenza pandemic is formulated. The transmission rate, the vaccination rate, the antiviral treatment rate, and the hospitalized rate are estimated using the least-squares method for the 2009 data of the incidence...

Articles
Improving Service Quality in Long-term Care Hospitals: National Evaluation on Long-term Care Hospitals and Employees Perception of Quality Dimensions
Jinkyung Kim, Woosok Han
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2012;3(2):94-99.   Published online June 30, 2012
Objectives

To investigate predictors for specific dimensions of service quality perceived by hospital employees in long-term care hospitals.

Methods

Data collected from a survey of 298 hospital employees in 18 long-term care hospitals were analysed. Multivariate ordinary least squares regression analysis with hospital fixed effects was used to determine the predictors of service quality using respondents’ and organizational characteristics.

Results

The most significant predictors of...

Original Article
Estimation of HIV Seroprevalence in Colorectal Hospitals by Questionnaire Survey in Korea, 2002–2007
Mee-Kyung Kee, Do Yeon Hwang, Jong Kyun Lee, Seung Hyun Kim, Chaeshin Chu, Jin-Hee Lee, Sung Soon Kim
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2011;2(2):104-108.   Published online June 30, 2011
Objectives

The incidence of anal disease is higher among persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection than among the general population. We surveyed the status of seroprevalence in colorectal hospitals in Korea.

Methods

The survey was conducted in colorectal hospitals in Korea from November to December 2008. The questionnaire was comprised of six topics about the status of HIV testing in colorectal hospitals....

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