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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1413-1417

A policy brief on improving the finance of family physician program: An experience from urban areas of Iran

1 Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
2 Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences; Health Managers Development Institute, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
3 Society and Health Policy Group, Secretariat for Supereme Council of Health and Food Security; Leadership and Governance Scientific Group, Health Manager's Development Institute (HMDI), Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abbas Vosoogh-Moghaddam
Society and Health Policy Group, Secretariat for Supereme Council of Health and Food Security, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Simaye-Iran Street, Phase 5, Shahrak-e-Qods, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_997_19

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In the current scenario, financing suffers from problems related to lack of specific line for UFFP, lack of resource pooling, delay in payment to physicians, and conflict of interests among family physician team. As a result, this policy brief was formulated based on the role of FPs in public access to general practitioner (GP) services in the referral system on one hand, followed by the impact of it on health costs reduction on the another hand, and further considering the necessity of financing system audit to find a sustainable resources for this program to be implemented at a national level in the country of Iran.

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