Volume 17, Issue 4 (3-2020)                   sjsph 2020, 17(4): 317-336 | Back to browse issues page

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Mosadeghrad A, Akbarisari A, Rahimitabar P. Health System Governance in Iran: A Delphi Study. sjsph. 2020; 17 (4) :317-336
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1- Assistant Professor, Health management and economics department, School of Public Health, Health Information Management Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Professor, Health management and economics department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Ph.D. Student in public health, Department of public health, School of health Sciences, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany , parisa.rahimitabar@uni-bielefeld.de
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Background and Aim: Good governance results in better health outcomes for the society thorugh improving health system performance. The governance of Iran health stsyem faces some challenges. Hence, this study aimed to propose and verify a model for strengthening Iranian health system governance.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in 2016 using the Delphi method. A health governance model with six dimentions including sturucture, communication, regulation, policy making and planning, stewardship and evaluation and accreditation has been proposed. Then, the proposed model verified using 25 Iranian healthcare experts’ opinions in two rounds.
Results: Developing an integrated health system model comprising health system enablers and results, downsizing and reducing the number of directorates in ministry of health,determining basic principles for regulation, enhancing communication with other external organizations affecting people health, using more evidence in policy making and planning, developing a strategic plan and national health policy, enhancing leadership, management and stewardship; and developing comprehensive systemic standards for evaluation and accreditation of healthcare organizations are recommended to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Iran health system governance.
Conclusion: Iran health system governance faces numerous challenges. Using successful countries’ experience and internal health care experts’ opinions help to reduce the current challenges and achieve health system goals.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2020/04/21 | Accepted: 2020/04/21 | Published: 2020/04/21

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