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Yazdi Feyzabadi V, Khajeh Z, Radmerikhi S, Mehrolhasani M. The Profile of Health Services Delivery in the Recent Decade of Iran's Health System: An Essential Element in Achieving Universal Health Coverage. irje. 2018; 13 :166-169
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1- Assistant Professor in Health Policy, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2- Modeling in Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences
3- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences
4- Associate Professor in Health Services Management, Medical Informatics Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , mhmhealth@gmail.com
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One of the main functions of the health systems in each country is health services delivery which includes a wide spectrum of four levels. The first level includes the reduction of disease prevalence, the second level includes early detection, screening and timely treatment. In the third level, we have rehabilitation and relief services, and finally the fourth level is reducing and controlling unnecessary medical interventions. Health services delivery should encompass all of the health needs of each population in the form of these levels. The focus on just one level leads to a reduction in the importance of other levels, and disrupts comprehensive services delivery. It is obvious that, paying attention to the prevention levels can have a significant impact on reducing the later costs and consequences. At present, the provision of services at different levels of Iran's health system is not balanced, and the promotion of these services requires more attention from health policymakers. The health system of Iran is more focused on treatment and medical services and there are many challenges such as poor stewardship and disadvantages of integrated systems in the rehabilitation, relief and palliative services.
 
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Type of Study: Letter to Editor | Subject: General
Received: 2018/07/4 | Accepted: 2018/07/4 | Published: 2018/07/4

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