Mohammad Meskarpour-Amiri

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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the inequality of geographical distribution of non-cardiac intensive care beds in Iran using the Gini coefficient. METHODS The population information of Iran's provinces in 2006 was obtained from The Statistical Center of Iran and the number of non-cardiac intensive care beds (including ICU,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIM While most of the published researches have reported the amount of inequity in geographical distribution of important health resources, only a small number of studies have focused on the trend of inequality in the distribution of these resources. The purpose of this study was to determine the trend of inequality in the distribution of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIM Inappropriate prescribing injection medicines can reduce the quality of medical care, patient safety, and leads to a waste of resources. Sufficient evidence is not available in developing countries to persuade policy-makers to promote rational drug prescription. The objective of this study is to assess some factors affecting the(More)
Unfortunately, informal payments for health care are responsible for a considerable share of patients' out-of-pocket payments in Iran (1, 2). Almost all health care users and providers are familiar with such payments with the name of “under the table payments” in Iran (3). About half of Iranian health care seekers have faced with such payments at least one(More)
Background: Timely access to cardiovascular health services is necessary to prevent heart damages. The present study examined inequality in geographical distribution of cardiovascular health services in Iran. Methods: Present study is a cross-sectional study conducted using demographic data from all Iranian provinces (31 provinces) from 2012 census by the(More)
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