Comparing Performance of Public and Cooperative Health Centers

authors:

avatar mostafa farahbakhsh 1 , * , avatar Alireza Nikniaz 2 , avatar Jafar Sadegh-Tabrizi 3 , avatar Akram Zakeri 4

General Physician, East Azerbaijan Province Health Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tabriz, Iran.
Professor of pediatrics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Tabriz, Iran.
Assistant Professor of Health Services Management, School of Health and Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Tabriz, Iran.
General Health, East Azerbaijan Province Health Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tabriz, Iran.

how to cite: farahbakhsh M, Nikniaz A, Sadegh-Tabrizi J, Zakeri A. Comparing Performance of Public and Cooperative Health Centers. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;14(2):e93603.

Abstract

Background: Health cooperatives in similar structure of health network in Iran, give primary health cares to defined population with supervisory of public sector.
Materials and method: This study compares health system performance between public (PHC) and cooperative (CHC) health centers.
Results: Client's satisfaction was 4.14 in CHC and 3.9 in PHC in 5 point Likert scale. The mean for daily health services of CHC and PHC were 110.8 and 85 respectively.
Conclusion: Health cooperatives are appropriate strategy for downsizing of government in health sector. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(2): 117-121]

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