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Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background: The Health Transformation Plan (HTP) had been one of the most significant recent reforms in the Iranian health system. Notwithstanding, it has strengths and weaknesses that should be assessed. One of the most important aspects of assessing programs is the people and the personnel's satisfaction. Consequently, this study has reviewed studies that have measured satisfaction with HTP.
Methods: In this systematic review, databases of Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, Google Scholar were searched until May 2019. The Ministry of Health website, and the National Institutes of Health Research website were also searched. All studies that evaluated HTP satisfaction were included. Data were collected and analyzed utilizing a data extraction form and reported by narrative review.
Results: 20 studies were included that were conducted in the period 2014 to 2017. The overall results of the studies indicate that nurses and physicians have not been satisfied with HTP, while retaining physicians in disadvantaged regions and patients have been approximately satisfied with HTP. Only three before and after studies have been conducted, and the rest studies are related to after HTP. Two before and after studies concluded that patients and nurses 'satisfaction is decreased and one study concluded that mothers' satisfaction is increased. Nurses and physicians dissatisfaction was due to the causes such as increasing the number of clients, injustice in payments, unbalanced workload and salary and other working conditions.
Conclusion: Influential, comprehensive, and national studies, including satisfactory before- and after-studies, are still not available to draw definite conclusions about public and employee satisfaction with HTP. It appears that despite the expensive cost of HTP and relative satisfaction of patients, the government did not meet all the demands of nurses and some physicians.
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Health Policy
Received: 2020/11/27 | Accepted: 2021/10/18 | Published: 2021/12/29

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