Abstract: Given several reported policy making models in health systems, there are limited policy making models for Human Resources for Health (HRH). Although, many benefits have been declared for HRH policies to the knowledge, there is no formal model for HRH policies in Iranian health system. The aim of study was to design a model for policy making in HRH sector in Iran. A descriptive-comparative method using an expert panel to design and Delphi procedure was applied to validate the HRH policy making model in this study. About 28 elicitors including university faculty members, experts of human resources and policy making answered a questionnaire about the proposed model by panel discussion for HRH policy making. The questionnaire was designed based on Likert method to grade each stage and steps of the model. A primary model including six stages was proposed by the expert panel. The agreement above the stages and steps of this model was reached after round two and three of Delphi procedure by elicitors. The mean score of steps in each stage was >3.9. The six stage model including issue identification, assessment, policy formulation, policy implementation, policy evaluation and policy review was designed for HRH policy making in Iran. Although, this model was approved by in health care and human resources fields, its application in decision making at HRH policy level needs to be evaluated via the quantitative and field surveys.
Farzad Faraji Khiavi, Mohammad Reza Maleki, Kurosh Djafarian, Sudabeh Vatankhah and Seyyed Jamaleddin Tabibi, 2010. A Model for Policy making in Human Resources for Health Sector Iran. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 5: 380-388.