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JHPM 2014, 3(3): 58-68 Back to browse issues page
The performance of referral system from the perspective of family physicians of Kashan University of Medical Sciences: 2007-20012
AA Nasiripour, M Motaghi , N Navvabi
Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan. Iran. , monika3005@yahoo.co.uk
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  Introduction : Access of needy people to special services is achieved through referral system. The aim of this study was to determine the function of referral system from the perspective of family physicians of Kashan University of Medical Sciences between 2007 to 2012.

  Materials & Methods : This descriptive study was conducted in all health centers of Kashan and Aran Bidgol, which implement the family physician program. From total of 118 family physicians who were involved in the study period, the researcher were contacted with 100 census statistical methods family physicians. 40 family physicians participated in the pilot test and ultimately 56 physicians participated in the study. The data gathering instrument was "The Function of Referral System from the Perspective of Family Physicians Questionnaire" with two parts. Part one is on demographic information and part two contains20 items in 4 dimensions. Content validity of the questionnaire were validated through 10 experts. Internal consistency was confirmed. Data analysis was performed using Excel and SPSS/16.

  Findings : The average age and duration of employment as a family physician was 33/3 ± 6/32 and 55/4 ± 9/6 years. In addition, the average of awareness and culture was 2.05 equivalent inappropriate , knowledge and skills of health team was 3.45 equivalent appropriate , level of specialist cooperation was 1.67 equivalent inappropriate , equipment of family doctors was 2.66 equivalent inappropriate and statues of referral system was 2.45 equivalent inappropriate .

  Conclusion: The situation of referral system was unacceptable. It is recommended to improve easy access to specialist services, training and related interventions in the field of public and health staff to become familiar with the goals of the family physician.

Keywords: Family physician program, Family physician evaluation, Referral system.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: health services management
Received: 2014/02/1 | Accepted: 2014/06/30 | Published: 2014/06/30
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Nasiripour A, Motaghi M, Navvabi N. The performance of referral system from the perspective of family physicians of Kashan University of Medical Sciences: 2007-20012. JHPM. 2014; 3 (3) :58-68
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