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Haghdoost A, Hashemi H, Noori Hekmat S, Haji Aghajani M, Janbabaee G, Maher A, et al . The Geographical Distribution of Hospital Beds in Iran in 2016 and the Estimation of 2026. irje. 2018; 13 :1-13
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1- Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Modeling Research Center, Institute for Futures 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- Assistant Professor of Health Services Management, 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, 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- MD, Executive director, Iranian healthcare information Observatory, Researcher of Noor Ophthalmology Research Center, Tehran, Iran
8- Master of Public Administration, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
9- Master of Health Services Management, 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- Associate Professor, Department of Healthcare Management, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences AND Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
13- Associate Professor of Cardiology, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
14- Expert Responsible for the Department of Statistics of Kerman University of Medical Sciences
15- Master of Health Services Management, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , rhn.rahimi@gmail.com
Abstract:   (4048 Views)
Background and Objectives:Among health sector resources, hospital beds are the primary unit of calculation for the capacity of the health service and vital capacity in patient care. Lack of appropriate distribution in different parts of the country leads to transfer of patients and irreparable problems. The aim of this study was to provide accurate information on the number and distribution of hospital beds in the country in 2016 and to estimate the number of beds required by 2026.
Methods:This descriptive-analytic study was conducted in 2016. The population of the study comprised 439 counties covered by 46 medical universities of the country. In this study, the data of 2016 were used and information about the number and ownership of beds and the size of hospitals were obtained from the treatment deputies of medical universities.
Results:The number of active beds in the country was 117580 in 2016, and it is estimated that in order to meet the needs of the community, this number should reach 194471 beds by 2026. There were 1.47 beds for 1,000 people in 2016, which will increase to 2.9 in 2026 by implementing the NEDA project. The coefficient of variation in 2016 was 36%, which will reach 19% by 2026 according to estimates in the Iranchr('39')s roadmap project.
Conclusion:The distribution of beds was differed in different regions of the country and there are not enough hospital beds in some areas. If the Iran roadmap is implemented, 2026 beds will be distributed more evenly across the country.
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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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