Depiction of Health. 2020;11(3): 250-263.
doi: 10.34172/doh.2020.32
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Quality of Health Care Delivery

Original Article

Identifying the Obstacles to the Implementation of the Health System Reform Plan and their Ranking by AHP Method

Morteza Bakhtiari 1 ORCID logo, Morad Shamsi 1* ORCID logo

1 Department of Management, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Ira
*Corresponding Author: Email: modir400_2000@yahoo.com


Background and Objectives: Health System Reform Plan was implemented with the aim of modifying the health system structure with the overall aim of responding to the needs of society, improving and promoting the health system and a fundamental step in solving community health problems in the country. The purpose of this study was identifying and ranking the barriers to implementation of health system transformation plan by AHP method.
Material and Methods:
This study was an applied descriptive-survey study conducted Public Hospitals in Ahwaz. Statistical population was hospital managers, 12 of whom were selected by purposeful sampling. Open and closed questionnaires used for data collection. The t-test used to weight the indices, the AHP technique was used to rank the indices by paired comparisons based on the 9 ° hourly spectrum and also SPSS and the statistical software, Expert Choice, were used.
Findings showed that 4 factors (financial, infrastructure, planning and human) with 22 d subfactors were identified as barriers to implementation of Health System Reform Plan that financial barrier with weighted average (0.381), infrastructure weighted average (0.332), Planning with Weighted Average (0.162) and Human with Weighted Average (0.120) gained first to fourth rank, respectively.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that for the successful implementation of the Health System Reform Plan, it is necessary concetrate on the financing of the project, providing the necessary infrastructure, correct monitoring of the implementation, motivation and participation of human resources.
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Submitted: 17 Feb 2020
Accepted: 21 Apr 2020
ePublished: 22 Sep 2020
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