The Impact of Health System Reform Plan on NGOs's Activities in Health Sector
Bromideh AliAkbar1*, Rezaei AliReza2, Boromand Rad Hossein3, Aarabi Narjes4
1. MSc, Board Member, Education & Training Leader Child and Teenage Empathy Foundation, Tehran, Iran.
1. Ph.D. Student in Political Science, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.
2. MSc and Teacher, Member of Child and Teenage Empathy Foundation, Tehran Iran.
3. MSc, Co-founder and Board Member, Child and Teenage Empathy Foundation, Tehran, Iran.
*Correspondence: Child and Teenage Empathy Foundation, No. 1272/1, Arjomand Alley, Imam Khomeini (RA) Street, Tehran.
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Background & Objectives: Reform in health system aimed to improve healthcare, affected all organizations and institutions (in particular, NGOs) operating in health care services. NGOs in health system, are one of the main players to promote healthcare performance and system. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of Health System Reform plan on NGOs which are active in health sector.
Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study was performed during Summer-Autumn 2015. By a stratified-random sampling, 91 health care staffs selected from nine NGOs to fill–in a 27-item questionnaire designed by the researchers. Data analysis was done using structural equation modeling (SEM) and through AMOS Ver22.
Results: According to the results, 67.9% of respondents recoded lower patients’ referral, one year after the implementation of the reform plan in healthcare. Financial saving was the main advantage of this plan. In addition, this reform had positive effects on health services development, financing and resource allocation, healthcare equipment providing, prevention and promotion of health literacy in NGOs.
Conclusion: Healthcare reform plan had a significant positive effect on NGOs activities. It can get benefit from the present potentials for increasing the chance of success of this reform plan in healthcare system through good interaction of healthcare system authorities and NGOs.
Keywords: Non-Government Organization (NGO), Health System Reform Plan, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM).
Citation: Bromideh AA, Rezaei AA, Boromand Rad H, Aarabi N. The Impact of Health System Reform Plan on NGOs's Activities in Health Sector. Journal of Health Based Research 2016; 2(4): 355-368