Implementation of the Health System Reform Plan in Hospital Emergencies of Iran: A Qualitative Study
Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 8 No. 1 (2020),
7 January 2020
Introduction: Health and efforts to maintain and promote it have always been an essential priority in various countries. This study aims to evaluate the implementation of the health system reform plan in emergency departments in Iran.
Methods: This qualitative study evaluated five dimensions (finance, social responsibility, growth and learning, service recipients, and internal processes) through examining 70 indicators in 400 healthcare service providers and 300 healthcare recipients after the implementation of reform plan in ten emergency departments affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences using the balanced scorecard based on comprehensive evaluation model for the health system reform plan in Iran (CEHSRP-IR), from 2018 to 2019.
Results: From the perspective of 51% of service providers and 55% of service recipients, the health system reform plan has achieved its goals in hospital emergencies. Significant gap between the ideal effectiveness and the current situation in health services in hospital emergencies was observed, especially in the educational and financial dimension.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, adaptation of activities and programs to the model proposed for emergency departments in Health Reform Plan is essential for improving its effectiveness.
- Health Care Reform
- health policy
- Emergency Service, Hospital
- Outcome Assessment
- Health Care
- Health Plan Implementation
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