Evidence for Policy Making: Health Services Access and Regional Disparities in Kerman

Publish Year: 1392
نوع سند: مقاله ژورنالی
زبان: English
View: 45

This Paper With 8 Page And PDF Format Ready To Download

  • Certificate
  • من نویسنده این مقاله هستم

استخراج به نرم افزارهای پژوهشی:

لینک ثابت به این Paper:

شناسه ملی سند علمی:

JR_JHES-1-3_005

تاریخ نمایه سازی: 8 آذر 1402

Abstract:

Background and purpose: Health indices, regarding to their role in the development of society, are one of the most important indices at national level. Success of national development programs is largely dependent on the establishment of appropriate goals at the health sector, among which access to healthcare facilities is an essential requirement. The aim of this study was to examine the disparities in health services access across the Kerman province. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. Study sample included the cities of Kerman province, ranked based on ۱۵ health indices. Data was collected from statistical yearbook. The indices were weighted using Shannon entropy, then using the TOPSIS technique and the result were classified into three categories in terms of the level of development across towns. Results: The findings showed distinct regional disparities in health services across Kerman province and the significant difference was observed between the cities in terms of development. Shannon entropy introduced the number of pharmacologist per ۱۰ thousand people as the most important indicator and the number of rural active health center per ۱۰۰۰ people as the less important indicator. According to TOPSIS, Kerman town (۰.۷۱۹) and Fahraj (۰.۱۱۵۱) ranked the first and last in terms of access to health services respectively. Conclusion: There are significant differences between cities of Kerman province in terms of access to health care facilities and services. Therefore, it is recommended that officials and policy-makers determine resource allocation priorities according to the degree of development for a balanced and equitable distribution of health care facilities.

Authors

Mina Anjomshoa

School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran.

Seyyed Meysam Mousavi

Health Management and Economics Research Center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Students’ Scientific Research Center, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R.

Hesam Seyedin

Health Management and Economics Research Center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran

Aidin Ariankhesal

Health Management and Economics Research Center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran

Jamil Sadeghifar

School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University

Nasrin Shaarbafchi-Zadeh

Health Management and Economics Research Center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran