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Joulaei H, Fardid M, Bagheri Lankarani K. What we can learn from health transformation plan . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2019; 33 (1) :615-616
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5965-en.html
Health Policy Research Center, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , Lankaran@sums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (1137 Views)
We appreciate the authors for analyzing Health Transformation Plan (HTP) and its challenges toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Although the authors made all their efforts to put forward the background of Iran’s health system before HTP implementation and the challenges it faces during its progress, we think some major issues are not expressed precisely.
In conclusion, we do believe that HTP aimed to reduce the inequality of utilization, increase the financial protection and improve the quality of care. However, not paying proper attention to existed health system especially HNS, improper prioritization of the intervention package, insufficient attention to the prerequisites of such a plan including sustainable financial resources and lack of real support from all stakeholders were the main errors of implementing HTP. We also would like to add the importance of upgrading the managerial skills of health system at national level as a major precondition due to its momentous role in all reforms.    
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Type of Study: Letter to Editor | Subject: Health System

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