Recommendations for improving communicable diseases surveillance system in Iran from the viewpoint of stakeholders: A qualitative study

Moradi, G and Asadi, H and Gouya, MM and Nabavi, M and Norouzinejad, A and Mohamadi-Bolbanabad, A (2019) Recommendations for improving communicable diseases surveillance system in Iran from the viewpoint of stakeholders: A qualitative study. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 29 (174). pp. 181-187.

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Abstract

Background and purpose: A timeliness warning of communicable diseases surveillance system (CDSS) in every country is vital for maintaining national, regional, and global health security. This study aimed at providing recommendations to improve the CDSS in Iran. Materials and methods: This qualitative study was conducted in 64 people working in CDSS and other associated organizations using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions between October 2016 and April 2017. The interviews were analyzed via conventional content analysis approach using MAXQDA 10. Results: The solutions that could improve the CDSS were categorized into four main categories and 8 sub-categories as follows: stewardship of the CDSS, improving reporting comprehensiveness, development and improvement of infrastructures, and training and retraining. Conclusion: The timeliness and comprehensiveness of the CDSS information depend on intersectoral collaboration. Therefore, main recommendations for reinforcement of CDSS include strengthening intersectoral cooperation, using incentives to obtain the supports of private sector professionals, developing reporting systems, and community participation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: sobhan rezaiian
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2019 06:13
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2019 06:13
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1793

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