Letters Health reform in Iran

Plan and road map for health reform in Iran

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4407 (Published 18 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4407

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  1. Mohammadkarim Bahadori, assistant professor1,
  2. Ramin Ravangard, assistant professor2,
  3. Khalil Alimohammadzadeh, assistant professor3,
  4. Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini, assistant professor3
  1. 1Health Policy Department, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2Department of Health Services Management, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  3. 3Department of Health Services Management, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
  1. ra_ravangard{at}yahoo.com

A plan to reform the health system in Iran was launched in May 2014.1 2 Any such plan needs a comprehensive programme and road map to assess the external and internal environment and identify the important key strategies.3

One major challenge in Iran is to prioritise preventive medicine. Problems include limited …

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