Determining research priorities based on four main areas: Stewardship, Creating resources, Financing and Delivering services in health care system in Iran

Ali Mehrabi Tavana, Hamid Hatamlo, Ehsan Teymourzadeh, Mehdi Ebrahimnia, Shahram Tofighi, Mohammadkarim Bahadori, Ahmad Ameryoun, Mohammad MesKarpour Amiri, Seyyed Mostafa Hakimzadeh


Introduction: Determining health research priorities helps policymakers to effectively make targets in health care systems.

Methods: This research is a descriptive- cross-sectional study that has done in 2012, in order to determine priorities according to four main areas: Stewardship, Creating Resources, Financing and Delivering services in health care systems.

Results: Overall 26 priorities has been identified in four areas. Explore the role of private sector in the health system and a comparative study of payment system in another countries have the most means in health care research priorities.

Conclusion: For efficient use of financial resources must do research based on health sector needs.


Research Priority, Stewardship, Creating resources, Financing, Delivering services

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