Logo-aim
Arch Iran Med. 2017;20(7): 446-451.
PMID: 28745906
Scopus ID: 85025832170
  Abstract View: 2016
  PDF Download: 1062

Original Article

Challenges of Family Physician Program in Urban Areas: A Qualitative Research

Raheleh Sabet Sarvestani, Majid Najafi Kalyani, Fariba Alizadeh, Alireza Askari, Hossain Ronaghy, Ehsan Bahramali*

1 Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran,
2 Noncommunicable Diseases Research Center, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran,
3 University of California, San Diego, USA
*Corresponding Author: Email: ebahramali@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Family physicians play an essential role and act as a communicational bridge between people and the healthcare system in providing healthcare services efficiently and equitably. This study aimed at exploring the challenges of the family physician program in urban areas in Iran in 2015.

METHODS: This research had a descriptive exploratory design with a qualitative content analysis approach. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews between 2014 and 2015. Seventeen physicians enrolling in family physician program for at least two years were selected through purposeful sampling. Conventional content analysis was used to analyze the data.

RESULTS: Coding and analysis of the interview data generated two categories and seven subcategories related to the challenges of the family physician program. The categories were poor infrastructure and poor incentive mechanism.

CONCLUSION: Our findings captured a good picture of family physician program in urban areas to better clarify the challenges of the program and provide a foundation to plan and implement appropriate changes. Thus, our findings will give policymakers a deeper perception to confront the challenges of the family physician program in urban areas. 


Cite this article as: 

 

First Name
 
Last Name
 
Email Address
 
Comments
 
Security code


Abstract View: 2017

Your browser does not support the canvas element.


PDF Download: 1062

Your browser does not support the canvas element.

ePublished: 01 Jul 2017
EndNote EndNote

(Enw Format - Win & Mac)

BibTeX BibTeX

(Bib Format - Win & Mac)

Bookends Bookends

(Ris Format - Mac only)

EasyBib EasyBib

(Ris Format - Win & Mac)

Medlars Medlars

(Txt Format - Win & Mac)

Mendeley Web Mendeley Web
Mendeley Mendeley

(Ris Format - Win & Mac)

Papers Papers

(Ris Format - Win & Mac)

ProCite ProCite

(Ris Format - Win & Mac)

Reference Manager Reference Manager

(Ris Format - Win only)

Refworks Refworks

(Refworks Format - Win & Mac)

Zotero Zotero

(Ris Format - Firefox Plugin)