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Views of managers, health care providers, and clients about problems in implementation of urban family physician program in Iran: A qualitative study
Farshad Farzadfar Dr1, Saeedeh Jafari 2, Khaled Rahmani Dr3, Sina Valiee Dr4, Farzam Bidarpour Dr5, Mehri Molasheikhi 6, Ghobad Moradi Dr * 7
1- Endocrinology and Metabolism Population Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
3- Liver and Digestive Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
4- Clinical Care Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
5- Health Vice Chancellor, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
6- Department of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
7- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran , moradi_gh@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: From 2011 to 2013 some efforts had been made in Iran to implement urban family physician program. The aim of this study was to determine the viewpoints of managers, providers, and clients of health care services about the problems in the implementation of urban family physician program in Iran.
Materials and Methods: This study was a qualitative study. Data were collected through holding 21 sessions of focus group discussions and 37 individual interviews with managers, providers, and clients of health care services in Alborz, West Azerbaijan, and Kurdistan Provinces in 2014. Data were analyzed by means of content analysis method.
Results: According to the results of this study, the problems on the implementation of urban family physician program in Iran can be classified into seven categories including: financial, cultural, educational, motivational, structural, administrative, and contextual problems.
Conclusion: We propose definition and stabilization of the financial resources and establishment of appropriate rules for payments to solve financial problems, and also training of general population and staffs and involvement of the mass media in training to solve the cultural problems. In order to solve the educational problems reforms in medical curriculum are recommended. Motivational problems can be solved via encouraging the private sector and experts to take part in the program and also through guaranteeing the continuity of the program. Establishment of appropriate organizations and provision of protocols are recommended to solve the structural problems. Finally, to overcome the contextual problems it is suggested to promote cross-sectoral and inter-sectoral coordination and also attract support from policy-makers.
Keywords: Family physician, Service providers, Service clients, Qualitative research, Iran.
 
Received: Sep 7, 2016     Accepted: Aug 9, 2017
Keywords: Family physician, Service providers, Service clients, Qualitative research, Iran.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/11/21 | Accepted: 2017/11/21 | Published: 2017/11/21
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Farzadfar F, Jafari S, Rahmani K, Valiee S, Bidarpour F, Molasheikhi M et al . Views of managers, health care providers, and clients about problems in implementation of urban family physician program in Iran: A qualitative study. SJKU. 2017; 22 (5) :66-83
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Volume 22, Issue 5 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2017) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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