Volume 15, Number 7 (10-2016)                   JRUMS 2016, 15(7): 607-620 | Back to browse issues page


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Amin E, Ghasemi E, Haghdoost A, Hashemian F, Sabermahani A. The Hospital Wards of the Future Framework. JRUMS. 2016; 15 (7) :607-620
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-2880-en.html

Professor assistant Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Background and Objectives: Changing the roll of hospital in far future and necessity of long and medium term planning regarding to these changes is undeniable. Evaluation and selection of different approaches to change the hospitals, requires extensive investigations in this area to find the best response, considering the conditions and characteristics of a country.

Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in two phases: comparative and interviews with experts. The aim was to gather information about active hospital wards in other countries in the first phase and to obtain expert opinions about the wards needed in the years ahead, in the second phase.

Results: The results indicated the necessity of expanding outpatient departments in the field of: chronic diseases and cancer, geriatrics (regarding to population aging trend), Recovery after long-term care, sleep clinics, health infrastructure services such as weight management, management of risk factors, lifestyle modification and in some cases, more specialized inpatient departments such as bone marrow transplantation and toxicity.

Conclusion: Based on results obtained, the proposed future structure of the hospitals is divided at four levels, the public and nation-wide wards, specialty and subspecialty wards which is limited to some hospitals in the country, luxury and unnecessary wards services and alternative and complementary medicine wards.

Key words: Hospital, Future study, Need, Hospital wards

Funding: This research was not funded by any organization.

Conflict of interest: There was no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval: In this study there was not need to any ethical approval.

How to cite this article: Amin E, Ghasemi E, Haghdoost AA, Hashemian F, Sabermahani A. The HospitalWards ofthe FutureFramework. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2016; 15(7): 607-20. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: مديريت و اطلاع رساني پزشكي
Received: 2015/09/7 | Accepted: 2016/09/17 | Published: 2016/10/26

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