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Mostafavi H, Aghlmand S, Zandiyan H, Alipoori Sakha M, Bayati M, Mostafavi S. Inequitable Distribution Of Specialists And Hospital Beds In West Azerbaijan Province. payavard. 2015; 9 (1) :55-66
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5664-en.html

1- Ph.D Student in Health Policy Making, Health Management and Economics Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , H_mostafavi@razi.tums.ac.ir
2- Assistant Professor, Public Health Department, School of Public Health, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
3- Ph.D Student in Health Policy Making, Research and Technology Deputy, Ardebil University of Medical Science, Ardebil, Iran
4- Ph.D Student in Health Policy Making, Health Management and Economics Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Ph.D Student in Health Economics, Health Management and Economics Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
6- General Physician, Internal Medicine Department, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2959 Views)

Background and Aim: Equitable distribution of resources in health sector is one of the prerequisites of social justice in any society. The aim of this study is to determine inequality in the distribution of specialists and hospital beds in West Azerbaijan Province.

Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive study. The population of the study consists of all hospital beds in the public sector and all specialists working in the health sector of West Azerbaijan Province in 2012 . The required data were collected after referring to health and treatment d eputies of Urmia University of Medical Sciences and Statistical Center of Iran . To determine inequity in the distribution of specialists and hospital beds, per capita resource indicators, the Gini coefficient, and Lorenz curve were employed.

Results: Distribution of specialist physicians in the province was not equitable the situation was the same as regards hospital beds, too.

Conclusion: It seems that neither the distribution of specialist physicians nor the number of hospital beds is proportional to the population. Besides, measures such as p roviding special welfare facilities, paying higher wages, and considering the health needs of people in the province can better attract physicians and modify the existing shortcomings.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2015/07/20 | Accepted: 2015/07/20 | Published: 2015/07/20

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