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Compliance with National Standards for Purchasing Medical Devices After Health Transformation Plan (HTP): A Multiple-Case Studies of Isfahan’s Hospitals

Azam Rabieyan 1 , Zainab Bahrani 1 , Haniye Sadat Sajadi 2 , * and Mohammad Hadi 3
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1 B.S. Student, Health Services Management, Student Research Committee, School of Management and Medical Information, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Assistant Professor, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 M.D., Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Article information
  • Health Technology Assessment in Action: April 2017, 1 (1); e14944
  • Published Online: April 30, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 1, 2017
  • Revised: March 1, 2017
  • Accepted: March 18, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/htaa.14944

To Cite: Rabieyan A, Bahrani Z, Sadat Sajadi H, Hadi M. Compliance with National Standards for Purchasing Medical Devices After Health Transformation Plan (HTP): A Multiple-Case Studies of Isfahan’s Hospitals, Health Tech Asmnt Act. 2017 ; 1(1):e14944. doi: 10.5812/htaa.14944.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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