Medicine in Iran: A brief overview

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 46, issue 5, 2004 , pages: 5–7
DOI: 10.1080/20786204.2004.10873077
Author(s): ID CouperUniversity of the Witwatersrand,


General practitioners from Iran will shortly be arriving to work in South Africa. Iran is a large country with a well developed health care system, both public and private. It has sufficient doctors to meet its needs. It has a well-developed primary health care network which offers care right down to the village level for all people in the country, and a well-functioning referral system.

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