Barriers and facilitators of providing primary health care to Afghan refugees:A qualitative study from the perspective of health care providers

Azizi, Nemat, Delgoshaei, Bahram and Aryankhesal, Aidin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6695-227X (2021) Barriers and facilitators of providing primary health care to Afghan refugees:A qualitative study from the perspective of health care providers. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 35 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1016-1430

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Abstract

Background: One of the important aspects in the field of refugee health is the availability of primary health care, and the quality improvement of health care requires identifying barriers and facilitators. The present study aimed to identify obstacles and facilitators of providing primary health care to Afghan refugees from the perspective of health care providers. Methods: In this qualitative study, a semi-structured interview was conducted based on purposeful sampling with the involvement of 21 managers and experts in primary health care centers. Data were analyzed using the content analysis method and MaxQDA. Results: Data analysis led to the production of 4 main themes: (1) challenges while providing primary health care, with 10 subthemes; (2) challenges after providing care, with 4 subthemes; (3) opportunities, with 3 subthemes; and (4) solutions, with 6 subthemes. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, identifying the challenges and providing opportunities and solutions to existing problems seem to be effective steps in the quality improvement of providing primary health care to refugees.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This manuscript has been derived from a PhD thesis, supported financially by Iran University of Medical Sciences (Grant No. IUMS/SHMIS-1394/37). We thank all the Afghan refugees who participated in this study. Also, our thanks go to all managers and experts who helped us in the implementation of this comprehensive research. Publisher Copyright: © 2021. Iran University of Medical Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: barriers, facilitator,health care providers,primary health care,refugees,medicine(all),sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 09:30
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024 15:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/91238
DOI: 10.47176/mjiri.35.1

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