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Haji Aghajani M, Hashemi H, Haghdoost A, Noori Hekmat S, Janbabaee G, Maher A, et al . Distribution of Major Medical Equipment in Iran in 2016 and the Estimation of Needs in 2026. irje. 2018; 13 :37-47
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5975-en.html
1- Associate Professor of Cardiovascular, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Professor of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Modeling Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4- Assistant Professor of Health Services Management, Health Modeling Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
5- Associate Professor, Department of Hematology-Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
6- Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, School of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
7- Master of Health Services Management, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
8- 8Master of Public Administration, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
9- Master science of Health education and health Promotion, Supervisor of Public Health Department in School of Public Health in Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran
10- Associate Professor of Health Services Management, Medical Informatics Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
11- Master of Theoretical Economics, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Abstract:   (2572 Views)
Background and Objectives: Iran is a large country that is often an importer of major medical equipment. There is no comprehensive databank of the status of the equipment in the country. The present study provides a clear description of the dispersal status of major medical equipment in the country in 2016 and the estimated number of required devices in 2026.
 
Methods: This study was conducted in 2016 in Iran. The study included 8 MRI, CT scan, gamma camera, linear accelerator, PET scan, cardiac angiography, peripheral angiography, and CT angiography devices. The data of the number of equipment in each city were collected through a census of devices.
 
Results: At the beginning of the year 2016, 3.5 MRI devices, 6.93 CT scans, 2.18 gamma cameras, 1.23 linear accelerators, 0.04 PET scans, 2.3 cardiac angiography devices, 0.27 peripheral angiography devices, and 0.25 CT angiography devices per million population were active in Iran. CT scan and MRI devices were the most available equipment. It is estimated that the same pattern should be maintained in 2026, but the distribution of devices as well as the total number of devices in the country should improve.
 
Conclusion: In 2016, for most of the devices, the proportion of the device to the population in the whole country was close to the global average, but there was a large accumulation of devices in large cities. This problem has been identified and interventions have been planned to move towards reducing inequalities In Iran's Health Roadmap.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/07/1 | Accepted: 2018/07/1 | Published: 2018/07/1

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