Ali Akbari Sari

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BACKGROUND Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs) as a result of road traffic crashes (RTCs) rank as the leading cause of death, disability and property loss worldwide, especially in low and middle-income countries. This study aims to analyze the costs of RTCs in Iran. METHODS A standard human capital approach was used to estimate the costs. Costs included medical,(More)
BACKGROUND Physician dual practice is a common phenomenon in almost all countries throughout the world, which could potential impacts on access, equity and quality of services. This paper aims to review studies in physician dual practice and categorize them in order to their main objectives and purposes. METHODS Comprehensive literature searches were(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a highly debilitating immune mediated disorder and the second most common cause of neurological disability in young and middle-aged adults. Iran is amongst high MS prevalence countries (50/100,000). Economic burden of MS is a topic of important deliberation in economic evaluations study. Therefore determining of cost-effectiveness(More)
BACKGROUND PET scan is a non-invasive, complex and expensive medical imaging technology that is normally used for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases including lung cancer. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to assess the cost effectiveness of this technology in the diagnosis and treatment of non- small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) in(More)
BACKGROUND Fireworks are commonly used in local and national celebrations. The aim of this study is to explore the extent, nature and hospital costs of injuries related to the Persian Wednesday Eve festival in Iran. METHODS Data for injuries caused by fireworks during the 2009 Persian Wednesday Eve festival were collected from the national Ministry of(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B infection is still the main cause of chronic liver disease in Iran, which is associated with significant economic and social costs. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to estimate the financial burden caused by CHB infection and its complications in Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prevalence-based and bottom-up approaches were used to collect(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is used as a measure to valuate healthcare interventions and guide policy making. The EuroQol EQ-5D is a widely used generic preference-based instrument to measure Health-related quality of life. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to develop a value set of the EQ-5D health states for an Iranian(More)
BACKGROUND One of the major health policy issues, in the both developed and developing countries, is the equality in the distribution of health resources. The aim of this study was to investigate the disparity in the distribution of health physical resources across the provinces of Iran in 2001 and 2011. METHODS This was a cross-sectional retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to focus on creating opportunities for patients' participation at all levels of health systems in order to promote their ability to improve patient safety and quality of services. The general aim of this study was to determine patient safety level in Tehran University of Medical Sciences' (TUMS) general hospitals, Tehran, Iran(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency and rate of the first 50 common types of invasive procedures in Iran. METHODS Data about the number of all invasive procedures and each type of procedure that were conducted in Iran in 2010 were collected using the main insurance organizations database. These numbers were sorted in an excel(More)