System Based Practice in Iran: A Qualitative Research

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Fakhrolsadat Hosseini 1 , * , Shahram Yazdani 2 , Soleiman Ahmady 3

1 Department of Medical Education, School of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Dean of School of Medical Education Sciences, School of Medical Education Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, School of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Hosseini F, Yazdani S, Ahmady S. System Based Practice in Iran: A Qualitative Research, J Med Edu. 2017 ; 16(3):e105579. doi: 10.22037/jme.v16i3.11310.

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Journal of Medical Education: 16 (3); e105579
Published Online: January 21, 2018
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 02, 2016
Accepted: February 03, 2016
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Abstract

Background: Systems-based practice (SBP) is one of the six competencies introduced to assess the competency of physicians in America. In this study, we aimed to define the characteristics of SBP for general practitioners in Iran using content analysis in order to gain maximum qualitative data.Methods: A qualitative content analysis was conducted and the units of analysis were ministry documents, interviews with four managers, one expert and five general and family physicians. Inductive analysis process was mainly performed by open coding, abstraction, categorization, and definign themes using the iterative method.Results: 65 codes were placed in 16 sub-categories and 7 categories. Three themes emerged: Effective role playing in inter-professional team, balanced decision between patient needs and system goals, and actingfor system improvement. These themes were accompanied by meaning units that clarified their meaning. Conclusion: The exact definition of these themes in Iran could facilitate SBP training as well as evaluation.

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