Document Type : Original Article
PhD Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran
Department of Civil Engineering, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran
Department of Statistics, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran
Background: Financing and developing the infrastructures of health and education services have been among the basic issues in health care management. The present study aimed to identify management solutions in attracting public-private partnership (PPP) in the construction, management, and development of healthcare centers and the expansion of educational spaces with the aim of increasing education quality.
Method: The study exploited a Delphi technique to identify management solutions. The Delphi panel included 26 individuals, such as faculty members, heads of departments, directors of healthcare centers, and other experts. The inclusion criteria were a minimum academic degree of BSc and having relevant education and experience. In addition, the subjects had to have at least a valid scientific article, experience in conducting relevant scientific and executive studies, and membership in a relevant working group. The panel members were selected by purposive sampling, and the Delphi technique was conducted in three stages.
Results: The management solutions had seven dimensions, including finance-investment, legal, technical-engineering, managerial, governance-political, structural-procedural, and technology-skill. Each dimension had a number of components, the total number of which was reported at 76.
Conclusion: It seems necessary to focus on the dimensions and components of management solutions with the aim of increasing education quality. In this regard, it is vital to pay attention to partnership purchasing of services and products before concluding a PPP contract, guaranteeing perspective in PPP projects, support of PPP projects by insurance companies and banks, legal supports and incentives, stability in policies and instructions, and capacity building in the private sector to participate in PPP projects.