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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163-166

Differentiation socioeconomic factors affecting utilization of health services during accidents in Isfahan in 2012

1 Student in Health Policy, Health College, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2 Master's Student, Healthcare Management, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
3 Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4 Research-Oriented PhD, Center for Health Research-Based Community Involvement, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Master's Student of Health Management, Faculty of Management and Medical Informatics, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
6 Master's Student of Health Management, Health College, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

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Farzaneh Rejalian
Health College, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd
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Source of Support: Shahid Saddoghi Yazd Medical Science University, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.129148

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Context: Since the accident, including the most common causes of death and disability in the world is the impact of stress on various aspects of economic, social, comfort and safety, and public welfare. Aims: Factors affecting their economic, social, and health services following disasters can benefit from the provision of basic guidelines that may help to reduce the impact of disasters. Settings and Design: This study is descriptive and analytical that has been done sectionally in 2012. Materials and Methods: The study population was all households in Isfahan. Number of sample households is 1037 which was estimated using random cluster sampling. The questionnaire collected data were entered into the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software 16. Statistical Analysis Used: Household economic cluster was calculated by factor analysis method. Pearson correlation and ANOVA was used to determine the influence of socioeconomic status on health utilization and disease distribution. Results: Number of outpatient health service utilization during accidents has been affected by economic factors such as households with higher education, higher income, and greater coverage of these services (P < 0.05). However, the use of inpatient health services and costs was not under the influence by any components of socioeconomic factors. Conclusions: Socioeconomic inequalities in the incidence of accidents and utilization of health services during accidents are exact reflection of inequality in other society parts that this problem has negative influence on all the countries and health section.

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