Establishing calendar for health observatories studies : Islamic republic of Iran’s experience

Joint Authors

Damari, Behzad
Mirzaei, Husayn

Source

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 22, Issue 3 (31 Mar. 2020), pp.1-6, 6 p.

Publisher

Iranian Hospital

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

United Arab Emirates

No. of Pages

6

Main Topic

Public Health

Topics

Abstract EN

Background: Health survey is one of the important and valuable methods in producing health indicators and has become a part of health information system.

Health surveys planned and performed properly can be used in assessing population health, policy-making, planning, health monitoring, evaluating, and observatories.

Objectives: The present paper is the product of a project to establish a calendar for health observatory studies, which has to compatible with Iran’s Sustainable Development Plans.

Methods: The main question of this qualitative study was: “what are the reasons and solutions for having up-to-date, sufficient, quality information, and how could we ensure they are being carried out?” Data collection methods included interviews, reviewing documents and records, and interviewing focus groups of Iranian experts and health policy-makers.

Results: Thirty-one health observatory studies, concurrent with Iran’s five-year Socioeconomic Development Plans, passed the consensus of stakeholders.

The span of time to conduct each study was determined based on five-year Development Plans and national and international organizations’ requests for certain information.

Conclusions: If the policy-makers are constantly pleased with up-to-date, sufficient, and quality information, sustainability of sticking to this calendar can be secured.

The effective factors in successful implementation of this calendar is timely financing, defining health observatory survey and study protocols, apportioning duties among valid research centers, training interviewers not affiliated with health system, maintaining of experienced Iranian and international legal observers, assessing performance method of each survey, and implementing the results and findings in the future.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Mirzaei, Husayn& Damari, Behzad. 2020. Establishing calendar for health observatories studies : Islamic republic of Iran’s experience. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal،Vol. 22, no. 3, pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-954799

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Mirzaei, Husayn& Damari, Behzad. Establishing calendar for health observatories studies : Islamic republic of Iran’s experience. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal Vol. 22, no. 3 (Mar. 2020), pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-954799

American Medical Association (AMA)

Mirzaei, Husayn& Damari, Behzad. Establishing calendar for health observatories studies : Islamic republic of Iran’s experience. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 22, no. 3, pp.1-6.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-954799

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 6

Record ID

BIM-954799