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The International Journal of Applied Economics and Finance
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 22-34
DOI: 10.3923/ijaef.2009.22.34
 
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Eliminating Health Disparities Call to Action in Iran

Hamid Sepehrdoust

Abstract:
The main objective of the present study is to find out healthcare disparities in different states of Iran with reference to the relevant public health indicators and also extract those principal factors which are responsible for unequal distribution of healthcare facilities in Iran. Statistical analyses have been applied to find out ranking positions of the states and their comparative developmental status with respect to the degree of accessibility to the health care indicators. Factor analysis is applied as a structure detection method with the goal of discovering that how many different factors are needed to explain the pattern of relationships among the variables including both component analysis and common factor analysis. As a result, principal component analysis concluded that four components i.e., child mortality rate, number of rural public health centers, number of rehabilitation centers and number of para-physicians, could describe nearly about 76% of total variance explained for regional disparities and thereby any considerable policy action implemented by the government effectively changes the environment of health and health care facilities distribution among the states specially deprived regions in Iran.
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How to cite this article:

Hamid Sepehrdoust , 2009. Eliminating Health Disparities Call to Action in Iran. The International Journal of Applied Economics and Finance, 3: 22-34.

DOI: 10.3923/ijaef.2009.22.34

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijaef.2009.22.34

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