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Background: Agility is an effective response to the changing and unpredictable environment and using these changes as opportunities for organizational improvement.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to rank the factors affecting agile supply chain of hospitals of Iran.

Methods: This applied study was conducted by cross sectional-descriptive method at some point of 2015 for one year. The research population included managers, administrators, faculty members and experts were selected hospitals. A total of 260 people were selected as sample from the health centers. The construct validity of the questionnaire was approved by confirmatory factor analysis test and its reliability was approved by Cronbach's alpha (α=0.97). All data were analyzed by Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Chi-square and Friedman tests.

Findings: The development of staff skills, the use of information technology, the integration of processes, appropriate planning, and customer satisfaction and product quality had a significant impact on the agility of public hospitals of Iran (P<0.001). New product introductions had earned the highest ranking and the development of staff skills earned the lowest ranking.

Conclusion: The new product introduction, market responsiveness and sensitivity, reduce costs, and the integration of organizational processes, ratings better to have acquired agility hospitals in Iran. Therefore, planners and officials of hospitals have to, through the promotion quality and variety of services customer-oriented, providing a basis for investing in the hospital and etc to apply for agility supply chain public hospitals of Iran.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Care Management

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