Relative inequalities in geographic distribution of health care resources in Kermanshah province, Islamic Republic of Iran

Rezaei, S. and Karyani, A. K. and Fallah, R. and Matin, B. K. (2016) Relative inequalities in geographic distribution of health care resources in Kermanshah province, Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 22 (1). pp. 20-27.

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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate inequalities in the geographical distribution of human and physical resources in the health sector of Kermanshah province, Islamic Republic of Iran. In a retrospective, cross-sectional study, data from the Statistical Centre of Iran were used to calculate inequality measures (Gini coefficient and index of dissimilarity) over the years 2005-11. The highest Gini coefficient for human resources was observed for pharmacists in 2005 (0.75) and the lowest for paramedics in 2010 and 2011 (0.10). The highest indices of dissimilarity were also for pharmacists in 2005 (29) and paramedics in 2011 (3). For physical resources, the highest and lowest Gini coefficients were for rehabilitation centres in 2010 (0.59) and health houses in 2011 (0.12) respectively. Generally, inequalities in the distribution of health care resources were lower at the end of the study period, although there was potential for more equitable distribution of pharmacists, specialists, health houses and beds. © 2016, World Health Organization. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :4 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: EMHJA Correspondence Address: Matin, B.K.; Research Centre for Environmental Determinants of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical SciencesIran; email: bkmatin1344@gmail.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-sectional study geographic distribution human pharmacist rehabilitation health care disparity health care planning Iran retrospective study supply and distribution Cross-Sectional Studies Health Resources Healthcare Disparities Humans Retrospective Studies
Subjects: WA Public Health
W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2020 08:02
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 08:02
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/13165

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