:: Volume 16, Issue 2 (May 2018) ::
J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2018, 16(2): 92-100 Back to browse issues page
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, SATISFACTION IN THE URBAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN PROGRAM OF IRAN
Mohammad Javad Kabir Dr.1 , Hasan Ashrafian Amiri Dr.2 , Seyed Mozafar Rabiee Dr.2 , Anahita Keshavarzi Dr.3 , Sohila Hoseini Dr.3 , Seiyed Davoud Nasrollahpour Shirvani Dr. 4
1- Golestan University of Medical Sciences
2- Babol University of Medical Science
3- Health Insurance Organization of Iran
4- Assistant Professor Health Management, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Science, Babol, Iran (Corresponding Author) , dnshirvani@gmail.com
Abstract:   (278 Views)
Background & Aims: Health care providers assist the family physicians in providing health services. Satisfaction of health care providers will play a significant role in sustaining and providing more comprehensive and qualitative services. This study was conducted to determine the level of satisfaction of health care providers in Fars and Mazandaran provinces from the urban family physician program.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in winter 2016. 15% of health care providers in Fars and Mazandaran provinces were randomly selected and studied. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire including personal variables with 16 open and closed questions; satisfaction from the family physician program was analyzed by 13 closed questions in Likert scale; the validity and reliability of questionnaire were confirmed.
Results: Among 228 health care workers, 133 cases (58.3%) were employed in Fars province and 219 cases (96.1%) were female. The average satisfaction level of the urban family physicians was 3.90 ± 0.9 from 5 score and 3.22 ± 1.0 of population under coverage. Overall satisfaction of 54.8% of health care providers was higher than the average (above 3.5 from the total 5 score). There was no significant difference between the satisfaction of health care providers and the province of service place in any of the variables (p <0.05). There was a significant relationship between the overall satisfaction of health care providers and the willingness to survive (p = 0.000, r= 0/197).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that satisfaction of health care providers with family physicians' performance was higher than the average and moderate for the population under coverage. It is suggested to design and implement interventional programs for different levels in order to improve satisfaction.
 
Keywords: Satisfaction, Health care providers, Family physician, Fars, Mazandaran
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