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EVALUATION OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM PLAN IN IRANIAN UNIVERSITIES OF MEDICAL SCIENCES IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT: A REVIEW

Yadollah Mehralizadeh, Abdolreza Gilavand*, Morvarid Sheykhi alizadeh, Kiamars Hajizadeh

Introduction: The main mission of the health system is to raise the level of health and respond to the needs of the people and society. Therefore, this research is evaluating the Health System reform Plan in Iranian Universities of Medical Sciences in terms of community empowerment. Materials and Methods: This is a simple overview in 2017. The criteria and indicator of community empowerment are based on patient satisfaction (before and after health reform). Research data were collected by means of searching through published articles in Internet resources and scientific databases such as (SID, MAGIRAN, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science) and by searching the 3 words and terms of "healthcare reform plan, patient satisfaction, and Iran" without linguistic and time restrictions. In the initial search, 47 related studies were found, of which 21 of the research papers that were completely related were used in this study. Results: The findings of the reviewed studies showed that the health system reform plan has successfully achieved its first and most important goal, namely, reducing the amount of payment from patients pocket. And ultimately achieve satisfaction and empowerment of the community in this regard. Discussion and Conclusion: Implementation of the Health Development Reform Plan on the condition of sustained growth, evaluation and continuous improvement, as well as understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing it, and ultimately the development of sustainable financial resources and the allocating sufficient financial resources to the insurance funds can improve the quality of health services while increasing the empowerment of the community. KeyWords: Health System Reform Plan, University of Medical Sciences, Empowerment, Iran.

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