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Noori Hekmat S, Hashemi H, Haghdoost A, Haji Aghajani M, Janbabaee G, Maher A, et al . Specialized and Geographic Distribution of Specialists in Iran in 2016 and its Estimates in 2026. irje. 2018; 13 :122-132
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5982-en.html
1- Assistant Professor of Health Services Management, Health Modeling Research Center, Research Institute for Future Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, 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- Associate Professor of Cardiovascular, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Associate Professor 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- MD, Executive director, Iranian healthcare Information Observatory, Researcher of Noor Ophthalmology Research Center, Tehran, Iran
8- Master of Health Services Management, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
9- Master of Public Administration, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
10- 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
11- Associate Professor of Health Services Management, Medical Informatics Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
12- Master of Health Services Management, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , haghighi.hajar@gmail.com
Abstract:   (3231 Views)
Background and Objectives: The distribution of specialists is important in two ways: geographical and specialty. In this study, we provided a description of the distribution of specialists in Iran in 2016 and its estimates in 2026.
 
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2016 to estimate the number of specialists in 2026. Data were gathered through a census of specialists working in each of 439 cities in the country, including those in public and private sectors. Coefficient of variation and the number of specialists in 100000 populations were applied as distribution measures.
 
Results: In the year 2016, there were 46 specialists per 100,000 populations, and it is estimated that considering the full-time equivalent index of 1.2, 63 specialists per 100,000 populations will be required in the year 2026. The highest and lowest ratio of specialists per population in the year 2016 was reported in Tehran (89 per 100,000 populations) and Jiroft (10 per 100,000 populations), respectively. The gynecologist group and geriatric specialists group were the largest (4747 specialists) and smallest group (4 specialists), respectively.
 
Conclusion: There was a considerable disparity between different regions of the country in terms of access to specialists. Furthermore, the ratio of specialist per population in different specialty groups varied from one province to another. Upon implementation of the Iran Roadmap, according to 2026 estimates, this dispersion will be reduced to some extent; however, part of the dispersion related to the regionalisation pilicy.  
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/07/3 | Accepted: 2018/07/3 | Published: 2018/07/3

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