Volume 1, Issue 3 (9-2016)                   hrjbaq 2016, 1(3): 173-184 | Back to browse issues page

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Alidadi A, Amerioun A, Sepandi M, Hosseini Shokouh S M, Abedi R, Zibadel L, et al . The Opportunities and Challenges of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education for Improvement of Healthcare System. hrjbaq. 2016; 1 (3) :173-184
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Health Services Management, School of Public Health, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran , navidm544@gmail.com
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Introduction: Due to the rapidity and necessity of implanting this plan, the authors did not have enough time to run some preparations. To continue the plan, we need to an understanding of the opportunities and challenges being faced to organizers. Implementation of a healthcare reform, like other plans, had particular problems. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the opportunities and challenges of healthcare reform organizers.

Material and Methods : this was an applied research. For collecting the qualitative data, semi-structured interviews with healthcare managers and experts in university hospitals were performed. Sampling was based on purposive method. Data obtained was entered into MAXQDA software and then was analyzed by content analysis approach.

Results: The results of the study, which was on opportunities, challenges, threats and strategies to improve the Ministry of Health in the implementation of the health reform plan, led to the formation and identification of 369 primary codes, 13 classes and 3 themes.

Conclusions: It is hoped that the results of the study, through identification of opportunities and challenges, can be a useful step in order to provide a framework for monitoring and evaluating the healthcare reform plan as well as being helpful for policy makers and planners in various stages of healthcare reform.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/11 | Revised: 2017/08/7 | Accepted: 2016/07/3 | Published: 2016/09/1

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