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Challenges of the Rural Health Insurance in Family Physician Program in Khorasan Razavi Province: A Qualitative Study
Ali Vafaee Dr, Roghieh Bayrami Dr
urmia university of medical sciences , rozabayrami@yahoo.com
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Challenges of the Rural Insurance of Family Physician Program in Khorasan Razavi Province: A Qualitative Study

Ali Vafaee Najar 1, Roghieh Bayrami 2*
1 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department  of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical
Sciences,Reproductive Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran


Abstract
Background: Rural insurance has been designed and implemented in our country to develop social justice. In the health system, identifying its challenges to improve and implement reforms is essential. The present study aimed to assess the quality of rural insurance challenges in Khorasan Razavi Province.
Methods: This study was conducted with a qualitative approach and a content analysis method in 2015 in Mashhad. Eighteen managers, policy makers, family physicians, and insurers who were selected by targeted sampling until data saturation were reached. After conducting the interviews, data were analyzed through conventional content analysis approach using the MAXQDA software version 10.
Results: Data analysis consists of two main themes including: Management challenges of the rural insurance system (Inefficient financial management of credits, non-comprehensive rules, inadequate implementation of guidelines, and deficiencies in the health information management system), and cultural challenges (lack of referral system observance and inappropriate cultural context). Each category contained several subcategories. 
Conclusions: Inefficient financial management of credits, lack of comprehensive guidelines, lack of information management and inappropriate cultural context of providers are essential challenges of rural insurance challenges in Mashhad. Since the rural insurance system plays a key role in the success of family physician policy and the development of social justice, it is necessary to use the results of this study to solve the problems and challenges of rural insurance.
Keywords: Family Physician; Rural Insurance; Qualitative Study; Iran

Please cite this article as follows:
Vafaee Najar A, Bayrami R. Challenges of the Rural Insurance of Family Physician Program in Khorasan Razavi Province: A Qualitative Study. Hakim Health Sys Res 2018; 21(2): 122-129


*Corresponding Author: Ph.D., Department of Midwifery, Reproductive Health Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran. Tel: +98-4432754964, Fax: +98-4432754962, Email: rozabayrami@yahoo.com
 
Keywords: Family physician, Rural Insurance, Evaluation, Challenges, Iran
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Received: 2017/07/14 | Accepted: 2019/01/6 | Published: 2019/01/6
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