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Investigating performance of rural family physicians in Fars province working as part of Family Physician Program
Mansour Kashfi1, Ghadir Nejat1, Maryam Yazdankhah1, Jafar Hasanzadeh2, Tayebeh Rakhshani1, Mahin Manoochehri Khorammakani3, Ali Khani Jeihooni 3
1- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical, Shiraz, Iran
2- Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical, Shiraz, Iran
3- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Fasa University of Medical Science, fasa, Iran
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Background & Objective: Health family physician program is a complete system which eliminates the bewilderment of people and increases the satisfaction with health services as its most important results in medical care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of family physicians and their strengths and weaknesses.

Material & Methods: In this study, 52 family physicians were chosen via Random Stratified Sampling to participate in the study. A questionnaire titled “Performance of Family Physicians” with 5 domains of management, performance, contract guidelines, community involvement and results was used to collect data. Data were analyzed using SPSS-19 via t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and non-parametric tests.

Results: Among the 52 studied family physicians, 56.9% were female and 43.1% were male. The lowest and the highest scores were obtained for the community involvement and results, respectively. Based on the results of this study, there were significant relationships among most of the domains. However, there was no significant correlation between the gender and different domains.

Conclusion: In order to solve the problems of family physician program and improve the quality of services, more researches should be carried out soon to determine the types and causes of referring to the family physicians. Accordingly, appropriate interventions should be implemented to reduce the burden of visits and improve the quality of health services by guiding the society towards the prevention measures.

Keywords: Evaluation, Family physician, Performance
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2015/11/28 | Accepted: 2016/02/27 | Published: 2016/09/10


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