A Survey to the Implementation of Islamic Standards in the Hospitals of Iran for Attraction of Muslim Medical Tourists

Authors

1 Health Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Director General Islamic Chamber ICCIMA, Tehran, Iran

4 Planning and Supervision Deputy of Medical Council Organization, I.R. IRAN, Tehran, Iran

5 Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: This is a survey to the implementation of Islamic standards in the hospitals of Iran for attraction of medical Muslim tourists. Method: This is a cross-sectional study which was conducted in 2013 within a number of hospitals throughout Iran. The data was collected by the check lists of Islamic standards and subsequently was analyzed using SPSS software in terms of descriptive statistic measures like average and standard deviation. Results: Implementation of Islamic standards in the sample hospitals throughout Iran got acceptable average of 88.25; considering the “J” and “O” hospitals with 91% implementation outdid other centers, while “D” and “M” hospitals met with the least success. Conclusion: globalization approach in medical tourism and outsourcings due to this, reforms health world, including policies and procedures. Islamic Republic of IRAN belong to the Islamic world manage a system with at least eight key functional by three Islamic axes. Accrediting organization schedule consume many time and make waiting period for licensing. It emphasize to establish to implementation Islamic Hospital Accreditation IHA by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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