Effective Factors on the Unwillingness of Physicians to Participation in the Family Phy-sician Program: Tehran Province Health Care System

Ali Ayoubian, Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini, Hoda Falahdar, Zahra Hashemidehaghi, Hamidreza Pasha


Introduction: The present study is an attempt to survey the reasons for the physicians’ reluctance to take part in the family physical program in the Tehran province health care system.

Methods: Considering this purpose, the study is an applied work carried out through a correlative method in Tehran’s Province Health System in 2012. The study population was comprised of all the physicians in the Tehran Province health system. The participants were selected through census sampling procedure. A questionnaire was used for data gathering and the data were analyzed using SPSS16.

Results: The mean point of economic stage, work conditions, health, welfare, structural-organizational, and social-cultural problems in the health centers under study were less than midpoint. Additionally, a statistically significant relationship was found between these problems and the tendency of physicians to take part in the family physician program (P<0.05).

Conclusion: The results indicated a significant relationship between the problems of physicians and their tendency to take part in the family physician program in Tehran. Given the necessity of creating motivation among physicians to take part in the program effectively and willfully, solving the physicians’ problems appears to be effective in motivating the physicians in this regard.


Keywords: Family Physician, Referral System, Problems of Family Physicians, Health Centers

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