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Abolhallaj M, Bastani P, Ramezanian M, Jafari J. Experts' Analysis Of The Strengths Of Health System Financial Management Reform In The First Phase: A Qualitative Approach . payavard. 2013; 6 (6) :423-433
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-2-en.html

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Background and Aim: Financial reforms in the healthcare system go back to 1384. This study aims to analyze and summarize the most important strengths of implementing the first phase of the reform in units affiliated with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education from the experts' point of view at middle and operational levels.

Materials and Methods: In this qualitative research study, 15 coaches of the new financial health management reform along with 8 financial managers of Medical Universities were selected purposefully to participate in expert panels to be interviewed. Data were saturated following the interviews. The data analysis process was conducted applying Kruger method with one of the researchers having no conflicts of interest with the topic.

Results: Human resources enabling, effective trainings, integrated information system, dynamic culture, structural appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness, and perfect facilities were the seven themes extracted from the content analysis of the interviews each theme was further divided into some sub-themes.

Conclusion: Recognition of the strengths of the first phase of health system's financial management reform may help bring about the possibility of more correct and exact planning to direct these changes and maintain the achievements as well as designing a long-term horizon and determining an ideal vision for the next phases of the reform.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2012/04/9 | Accepted: 2013/02/9 | Published: 2013/07/24

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