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Zanganeh Baygi M, Seyadin S H, Rajabi Fard Mazrae No F, Kouhsari Khameneh A. Adaptation Of Goals And Organizational Structure In Iran’s Primary Healthcare System, A Systematic Review. payavard. 2016; 9 (5) :446-458
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5873-en.html

1- Assistant Professor in Health Services Management, School of Health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Health Management & Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , h.seyedin@iums.ac.ir
3- Rural Planning Expert, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4- General Physicion, Ph.D Student in Health Services Management, International Campus, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2838 Views)

Background and Aim: In recent years, the family physician plan has been implemented as a main strategy of the health system in Iran. Therefore, the necessity to reform organizational structure based on new goals and strategies is felt more than before. The aim of this study is to review and summarize all cases about Iran’s organizational structure and its challenges in primary healthcare system.

Materials and Methods: This study is a systematic review. All relevant databases, bibliography of related papers, and laws were searched using appropriate search strategies and keywords. To evaluate the quality of selected papers, CASP tool was applied by two experts, and their choices were discussed to reach a final decision.

Results: Fourteen final cases were categorized in two groups: papers and upstream policies and laws. The results revealed the ineffectiveness of current organizational structure at different levels. The majority of the findings suggested proper reforms in the system. Centralization and delegation processes were the main dimensions studied.

Conclusion: Due to fundamental changes in goals and strategies, certain reforms in the organizational structure of health system in Iran are indispensable, especially at peripheral levels.

Key words: Primary Health Care System, Organizational Structure, Iran

Background and Aim: In recent years, the family physician plan has been implemented as a main strategy of the health system in Iran. Therefore, the necessity to reform organizational structure based on new goals and strategies is felt more than before. The aim of this study is to review and summarize all cases about Iran’s organizational structure and its challenges in primary healthcare system.

Materials and Methods: This study is a systematic review. All relevant databases, bibliography of related papers, and laws were searched using appropriate search strategies and keywords. To evaluate the quality of selected papers, CASP tool was applied by two experts, and their choices were discussed to reach a final decision.

Results: Fourteen final cases were categorized in two groups: papers and upstream policies and laws. The results revealed the ineffectiveness of current organizational structure at different levels. The majority of the findings suggested proper reforms in the system. Centralization and delegation processes were the main dimensions studied.

Conclusion: Due to fundamental changes in goals and strategies, certain reforms in the organizational structure of health system in Iran are indispensable, especially at peripheral levels.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2016/02/22 | Accepted: 2016/02/22 | Published: 2016/02/22

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