Volume 4, Issue 2 (2019)                   Manage Strat Health Syst 2019, 4(2): 148-159 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Kabir M J, Ashrafian Amiri H, Hassanzadeh-Rostami Z, Momtahen R, Zafarmand R, Nasrollahpour Shirvani S D. Achievements and Challenges in Implementing Urban Family Physician Program in Iran: Viewpoint of Managers and Executives. Manage Strat Health Syst 2019; 4 (2) :148-159
URL: http://mshsj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-288-en.html
Assistant Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Science, Babol, Iran
Abstract:   (2512 Views)
Background: Urban family physician program is one of the relatively large reforms in Iran's health care system implemented in Fars
and Mazandaran provinces since 2012. Nearly five years after implementation of the program, this study aimed to identify the achievements and challenges of this program from the viewpoints of managers and administrators.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in winter of 2016. The research population included administrators and experts monitoring the urban family physician program and representatives of the family physicians and health care providers selected using the census method. The data collection tool was a two-part researcher-made questionnaire containing 15 questions with confirmed validity. To collect data, 29 panels of experts were held and the collected information was analyzed by SPSS 23 using independent t-tests and ANOVA.
Results: Among the total of 647 participants in 2 provinces, 1540 achievement cases, 2387 challenge cases, and 1641 strategies were found. The average numbers of achievements, challenges, and strategies stated by each person were 2.38 ± 2.0, 3.70 ± 2.7, and 2.54 ± 2.0, respectively. The most frequent achievements, challenges, and strategies were increased disease detection and care (430), untimely payment to physicians (198), and providing sustainable resources for timely payments (119).  The means of achievements, challenges, and strategies had significant relationship with some of the individual and social variables (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: This study showed that increasing the rate of detection was the most important achievement and lack of timely payment was the biggest challenge of the program, which should be considered by policy makers.
Full-Text [PDF 968 kb]   (995 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/04/13 | Published: 2019/09/21

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2024 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Management Strategies in Health System

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb