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Volume 13, Issue 1 (January-February 2014)                   Payesh 2014, 13(1): 107-118 | Back to browse issues page

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Afsoon Aeenparast, Kazem Zendehdel, Faranak Farzadi, Farzaneh Maftoon, Telma Zahirian moghadam, Hamed Zandian. Research development units in teaching hospitals: performance and strategies for improvements. Payesh. 2014; 13 (1) :107-118
URL: http://payeshjournal.ir/article-1-330-en.html
1- Health Services Management Group, Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
2- Cancer Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Hospital Management Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (3646 Views)
Objective (s): to evaluate research development units in teaching hospitals.
Methods: This was a qualitative study that was conducted at national level in Iran. We used standardize open–ended interviews and focus group discussions for data collection. Experts were selected according to their experiences; activities and cooperation levels with ministry of health and research development units.
Results: In all four main themes emerged from analysis: i) necessity of establishing clinical research development units in teaching hospitals, ii) units’ limitations, iii) organizational structure and financing, iv) strategies for improving these units.
Conclusion: The findings indicated areas that need improvements including providing appropriate resources for these units.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2014/01/27 | ePublished ahead of print: 2014/02/16 | Published: 2014/01/15

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