The development level of health indicators in Kermanshah province from the perspective of social justice in 2010
Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: January 30, 2014, 17 (10); e74334
January 29, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
September 09, 2013
November 19, 2013
A, Ghadiri Masum
V. The development level of health indicators in Kermanshah province from the perspective of social justice in 2010,
J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci.
Background: The main purpose of this study was to analyze and assess the development level of health services in Kermanshah province from the perspective of social justice in 2010.
Methods: The data extracted from the statistical yearbooks in Statistical Center of Iran and Governor's House in Kermanshah Province were studied by Division by Mean and Principal Component Methods in the framework of GIS, SPSS and Excel software using thirteen indicators of access to health.
Results: Findings indicated that, based on the composite index gained, Kermanshah, Qasr-e Shirin and Paveh cities were the most advantaged in terms of a range of health indicators and Salas Babajani, Ravansar and Dalaho were the most disadvantaged cities.
Conclusion: Factors such as lack of spatial planning perspective, special concern for the provision of health services in war-torn cities and motivation to work in the hometown, have affected this issue. Thus, the data indicate lack of balance and proportion of the quantity and distribution of health services to the population of the cities as well as inequality in citizens’ access to the civil welfare.
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