J Agric Med Community Health.  2016 Dec;41(4):183-194. 10.5393/JAMCH.2016.41.4.183.

Organizational Capacity and Performance of Local Public Health in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Daejin University, Korea. hjw9266@daejin.ac.kr

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences of capacity of local health organization to regional characteristics and the influence of organizational capacity on organizational performance.
METHODS
The study used the secondary data for 160 local public health organizations from 5th Community Health Plans and 2009 Community Health Survey. The collected data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and multiple regression analysis.
RESULTS
Work force and budget showed differences in regional size and elderly population rate. And consumer satisfaction and health care utilization showed differenced in work force and budget. The regression model with total number of employee, number of registered nurses, number of doctors and budget against consumer satisfaction was statistically significant (F=14.70, p=<.001), and number of registered nurses was identified as a factor influencing consumer satisfaction. This model also explained 20.5% of service satisfaction. The regression model for consumer satisfaction was statistically significant (F=45.98, p=<.001), and total number of employee nurses was identified as a factor influencing health care utilization. This model also explained 53.1% of utilization.
CONCLUSIONS
The findings of this study imply that organizational capacity as work force and budget should be increased to improve the organizational performance as consumer satisfaction and health care utilization.

Keyword

Consumer satisfaction; Health care utilization; Public health
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