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The Evaluation of Effectiveness of Green Management Accreditation for Hospitals

의료기관의 녹색경영인증기준에 대한 유효성 평가

  • Kim, Jang-Mook (Graduate School of Healthcare Management and Policy, Catholic Institute for Health Management Research) ;
  • Kang, Jung-Kyu (Dept. of Healthcare Management, Cheongju University)
  • 김장묵 (가톨릭대학교 의료경영대학원, 의료경영연구소) ;
  • 강정규 (청주대학교 의료경영학과)
  • Received : 2014.06.24
  • Accepted : 2014.09.20
  • Published : 2014.09.28

Abstract

We sought to derive an overall strategy for green business certification of medical institutions and to propose the improvement directions for green management evaluation systems through applying the criteria to medical institutions. A self-assessment survey was conducted at 44 targeted hospitals across the country, and the 2012 green management evaluation criteria for healthcare services were used as assessment tools. As a result, only 11 of the 44 hospitals were eligible for green business certification. By type, hospitals with more than 400 beds, hospitals in Seoul and the Gyeonggi area (${\geq}$ 400 beds) and private hospitals (${\geq}$ 400 beds) received relatively high scores. In an analysis of the mean score, only the difference between the hospitals with ${\geq}$ 400 beds and < 400 beds was statistically significant. When we analyzed the interviews of the hospitals with lower scores, it is important to change the awareness of executives and employees, to establish vision/strategy/objective, to promote relatively small-scale activities, and to establish long-term plans. To improve green management evaluation systems, it is necessary to reset the assessment area, to control scoring and weights, to create certification grades, and to adjust additional points.

Keywords

Green Management;Accreditation;Hospitals;Eco-friendly;Hospital Management;GHG

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