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Type Journal Article - Materia socio-medica
Title Situational Analysis of Human Resources in Family Physician Program: Survey from Iran
Volume 26
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 195-197
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4130684/
Family physician is the increasing efforts to promote physician and other human resources in the health care systems.


Investigate Human resources situation of the family physician program in six pilot cities in Khuzestan province in the southwest of Iran.


A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted to examine the family physician program in 2011. In this study, 15 healthcare teams in six pilot cities in Iran were assessed. Data was compiled from family physician officer document in vice treatment of Ahwaz University of medical sciences. National instructions of family physician was used to identify current gaps.


The survey findings indicated that there is a doctor’s shortage about 36% in the health team that deployed in the first level of referral system. Also on the team, the 34% shortage of nurses and 60% shortages of nutrition personnel are seen. Specialists with offices in cities of second referral level, there have not welcomed the program.


It seems that to facilitate patient access to physicians under contract with family physician program and the referral system in level two and level three, adopting arrangements to attract specialists and improving their maintenance is necessary.

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