Comparing Performance of Public and Cooperative Health Centers

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mostafa farahbakhsh 1 , * , Alireza Nikniaz 2 , Jafar Sadegh-Tabrizi 3 , Akram Zakeri 4

1 General Physician, East Azerbaijan Province Health Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tabriz, Iran.

2 Professor of pediatrics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Tabriz, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Health Services Management, School of Health and Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Tabriz, Iran.

4 General Health, East Azerbaijan Province Health Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tabriz, Iran.

How to Cite: farahbakhsh M, Nikniaz A, Sadegh-Tabrizi J, Zakeri A. Comparing Performance of Public and Cooperative Health Centers, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(2):e93603.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (2); e93603
Published Online: December 26, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: February 27, 2011
Accepted: April 14, 2011
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Abstract

Background: Health cooperatives in similar structure of health network in Iran, give primary health cares to defined population with supervisory of public sector.

Materials and method: This study compares health system performance between public (PHC) and cooperative (CHC) health centers.

Results: Client's satisfaction was 4.14 in CHC and 3.9 in PHC in 5 point Likert scale. The mean for daily health services of CHC and PHC were 110.8 and 85 respectively.

Conclusion: Health cooperatives are appropriate strategy for downsizing of government in health sector. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(2): 117-121]

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