عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The experience of developing and developed countries over more than half a century has proven essential for the existence of NGOs. According to the importance, the financial support from patients and the costs of providing services in hospitals, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the dimension of non-governmental organizations financial support from patients.
Materials and Methods: This study was descriptive-analytic and was conducted cross-sectional. The study population included all Hospitalized and under-observed patients referred during the years 1395 and 1397 in government hospitals affiliated to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Data was collected by referring to hospitals and information from the HIS system was extracted. Data were analyzed using and descriptive and analytical statistical.
Results: The total number of people in the study over a two-year period was 195,000 with an average age of 37.5 years. In 1395 and 1397, the financial support of patients was 12,846 and 325,677 million Rials, respectively. Of which the largest share was allocated to the hospitals and the Ministry of Health (83.5%), and only 8% were provided by NGOs. Most patients who received financial support in the years 1395 and 1397 had health insurance, but in 1397, the share of health insurance and social security was reduced and the share of non-insurance patients increased.
Conclusion: NGOs has great potential to help the health section and according to the finding of this research and releativly low level of ngo participation in the provision of treatment for patients, it seems that the government needs to step up its efforts to attract further participation.
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