Addressing Quality Management System Obstacles in Jordanian Hospitals

  •  Ashraf A'aqoulah    
  •  Ahmed Kuyini    
  •  Musa Ajlouni    


Quality Management System (QMS) enhances management, allows more effective organisation, improves quality of services, increases staff satisfaction and commitment to the organisation, enhances co-operation among employees and management, and improve patients’ satisfaction. Therefore, all hospitals make consistent efforts to address obstacles that face their QMS.

This study aimed to explore Hospital managers’ views about how to address QMS obstacles in Jordanian hospitals. The results from semi-structure interviews with 30 managers consisting of general directors, medical directors, administrative directors, quality directors, and nursing directors showed that hospitals can address QMS obstacles through a range of measures including but not limited to rewarding talented employees, providing good salaries and benefits, and recruiting qualified and efficient hospital managers. Recommendations for improving the implementation of QMS in Jordanian hospitals are provided.

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