[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Search :: Archive :: Registration :: Submit :: Site Map :: Contact ::
:: Volume 21, Issue 5 (Dec - Jan 2017) ::
J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2017, 21(5): 35-26 Back to browse issues page
Comparative study on availability of health services among Zanjan, Qazvin, Alborz provinces using service availability and readiness assessment model
H. Khoshtarkib , J. Mamikhani , S. Asefzadeh *
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran , sasefzadeh@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (560 Views)

Background: The realization of fair access to health services is one of the essential goals of health systems. The regular monitoring of access is often consider as a weak component in many countries around the world.
Objective: This study aimed to compare the availability of health services in Qazvin, Zanjan and Alborz provinces using service availability and readiness assessment model (SARA).
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in Qazvin, Zanjan and Alborz provinces in 2012. The questionnaire using components available in the SARA reference book has been prepared and further localized for our country. This questionnaire contains three main components including infrastructure, core health personnel and service utilization. The data is obtained from the ministry of health and statistics center of Iran.
Findings: Availability of health service in Qazvin, Zanjan and Alborz province showed favorable situation (115, 167 and 59% respectively), infrastructure (383, 264 and 163% respectively), core health personnel (307, 223 and 96% respectively) and the outpatient utilization (24, 18 and 14% respectively) and inpatient utilization (108, 44 and 72% respectively) in compare to SARA model.
Conclusion: The results showed that the availability of health services in Zanjan is more qualificated than Qazvin and Alborz, so that Qazvin and Alborz should allocate more costs to provision of health services in both provinces.

Keywords: Health services accessibility, Supply and distribution, Health manpower
Full-Text [PDF 241 kb]   (112 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Care Management
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

Write the security code in the box >


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Khoshtarkib H, Mamikhani J, Asefzadeh S. Comparative study on availability of health services among Zanjan, Qazvin, Alborz provinces using service availability and readiness assessment model. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2017; 21 (5) :35-26
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-2251-en.html


Volume 21, Issue 5 (Dec - Jan 2017) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی قزوین The Journal of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.1 seconds with 32 queries by YEKTAWEB 3705