Challenges of the Out-of-Pocket Payment Program in the Health System of Iran: A Qualitative Study

esmaeil rezazadeh; gahraman mahmoudi; Fatemeh Dabaghi

Volume 23, Issue 1 , 2021

  Background: The health transformation plan was implemented in Iran with eight service packages in 2014. However, it has faced various problems and barriers since no pilot programs were launched. Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the challenges of the out of pocket payment in the health ...  Read More

Participation in Health Legislation: A Comparative Study of Participation Mechanisms in the Selected Countries and Iran

Ali Akhavan Behbahani; Irvan Masoudiasl; Somayeh Hessam; Mohesn Najafikhah

Volume 22, Issue 5 , 2020

  Background: Health legislation provides a framework to implement various health policies. Participatory democracy in healthcare is inevitable. Citizens and health professionals should participate in participatory democracy, and health laws should be the result of a process in which participatory ...  Read More

Transition of Health Financing, Cost Risk-Sharing and Risk-Pooling Models in the Health Sector: A Systematic Review (1990 - 2019)

Ali Ahangar; AliMohammad Ahmadi; AmirHossein Mozayani; Sajjad FarajiDizaji; Samaneh Safarani

Volume 21, Issue 12 , 2019, Pages 1-16

  Context: Health expenditures in the world undergo increasing growth. According to the WHO Report (2000), health financing is one of the main functions of the health system that has a significant impact on its other functions.Objectives: The aim of this study is the systematic review of the changes and ...  Read More