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dc.contributor.authorHajizadeh, M
dc.contributor.authorNghiem, HS
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-17T03:15:51Z
dc.date.available2018-04-17T03:15:51Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn2047-9700
dc.identifier.doi10.1179/2047971913Y.0000000042
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/373313
dc.description.abstractThis study examines hospital care system performance in Iran. We first briefly review hospital care delivery system in Iran. Then, the hospital care system in Iran has been investigated from financial, utilization, and quality perspectives. In particular, we examined the extent to which health care system in Iran protects people from the financial consequence of health care expenses and whether inpatient care distributed according to need. We also empirically analyzed the quality of hospital care in Iran using patient satisfaction information collected in a national health service survey. The Iranian health care system consists of unequal access to hospital care; mismatch between the distribution of services and inpatients' need; and high probability of financial catastrophe due to out-of-pocket payments for inpatient services. Our analysis indicates that the quality of hospital care among Iranian provinces favors patients residing in provinces with high numbers of hospital beds per capita such as Esfahan and Yazd. Patients living in provinces with low levels of accessibility to hospital care (e.g. Gilan, Kermanshah, Hamadan, Chahar Mahall and Bakhtiari, Khuzestan, and Sistan and Baluchestan) receive lower-quality services. These findings suggest that policymakers in Iran should work on several fronts including utilization, financing, and service quality to improve hospital care.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom201
dc.relation.ispartofpageto210
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Healthcare Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140208
dc.titleHospital Care in Iran: An Examination of National Health System Performance
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorNghiem, Son H.


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