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Mohamadhoseinzadeh Hashemi F, Jafari M, Hosseini S M. Prioritizing the Factors Affecting Evidence-based Medicine in Physicians Affiliated to Iranian Health Insurance. JCHR. 2019; 8 (2) :76-82
URL: http://jhr.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-431-en.html
1- Department of Health Services Management, School of Management and Social Science, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , farnazhashemi66@yahoo.com
2- Department of Healthcare Management, School of Management and Human Sciences, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Health Services Management, School of Management and Social Science, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: The utilization of the medical research results is one of the most important indicators in the development of this profession, which provides effective care to patients and improves the quality of care. However, performing based on the evidence-based results has been unsuccessful in some cases. This study aimed to investigated and prioritize the factors affecting evidence-based medicine among physicians affiliated to Iranian Health insurance.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 physicians affiliated to Iranian Health insurance in Tehran city in 2018. The simple random sampling method was used to collect the data. The data collection tool was a questionnaire containing of three parts: demographic questionnaire, Fonk (1995) evidence-based medical barriers questionnaire that included four domains and 25 questions, as well as a researcher-made questionnaire that prioritized the factors influencing evidence-based medicine implementation. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 21 and Expert Choice software using hierarchical analysis method.
Results: Most physicians were male (53.3%) and worked as an official employee. Among four dimensions, the highest mean and standard deviation was related to organizational impact, while the lowest was related to the quality of research and possible outcomes. Regarding the factors of organizational impacts, the highest weight or priority was attributed to the feeling of insufficient independence to change care methods with a weight of 0.259. Among the factors related to the research quality, the highest weight and priority was related to the factor of methodological defects in the research with a weight of 0.192. Considering the factors related to the skills of conducting research, the highest priority and weight was attributed to the lack of documentary evidence for the performance change with a weight of 0.320. Moreover, regarding the factors related to communication and access to the findings of the research, the highest weight and priority was in the factor of unavailability of actual articles (0.475).
Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that physicians considered problems and barriers related to organization, individual, and quality of research studies. Therefore, facilities should be created for using research findings as well as the conditions for updating physicians' knowledge, skills, and attitudes to use the research results.
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Received: 2018/04/30 | Accepted: 2019/07/1 | Published: 2019/07/2

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