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Table 7 Principal component (PC) analysis of SWOT variables affecting strategic planning (PC I for SWOT-I and PC II for SWOT-II)

From: Training hospital managers for strategic planning and management: a prospective study

Variables of SWOT analysis Before training - SWOT-I After training – SWOT-II
Strategic planning ability - PC I-1 Internal environment –
PC I-2
External environment – PC II-1 Strategic positioning – PC II-2 Quality of care – PC II-3
Analysis of macro-environment 0.56 0.56 0.55 0.31 0.57
Evidence-based analysis of environment 0.61 0.46 0.85 0.16 0.25
Analysis of stakeholders 0.84 0.29 0.81 0.41 0.16
Analysis of competitors 0.68 0.47 0.75 0.41 0.25
External analysis relates to mission & vision 0.43 0.68 0.68 0.03 0.57
Internal analysis 0.53 0.75 0.63 0.15 0.61
Analysis of customers 0.12 0.84 0.06 0.22 0.85
Analysis of general resources 0.28 0.86 0.25 0.26 0.80
Analysis of services 0.77 0.19 0.20 0.75 0.35
Analysis of financial resources 0.73 0.36 0.79 0.49 0.17
Hospital performance 0.84 0.35 0.74 0.56 0.08
Technical skills in application of SWOT analysis 0.87 0.22 0.50 0.77 0.24
Identification of strategies 0.65 0.27 0.23 0.84 0.17
Variance (%) 41.60 28.62 36.29 23.16 21.46