Distribution of ophthalmologists and optometrists in Islamic Republic of Iran and their associated factors Distribution des ophtalmologues et des optométristes en République islamique d�Iran et facteurs associés

Mohammadi, S.-F. and Lashay, M.-R. and Ashrafi, E. and Haghdoust, A.-A. and Alinia, C. and Lashay, A.-R. and Asadi-Lari, M. and Mohammadi, S.-M. and Hatef, E. (2016) Distribution of ophthalmologists and optometrists in Islamic Republic of Iran and their associated factors Distribution des ophtalmologues et des optométristes en République islamique d�Iran et facteurs associés. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 22 (12). pp. 880-886.

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Abstract

We aimed to determine the distribution of ophthalmic care providers and its correlation with health and socioeconomic status and health system indicators. Data were gathered from the Iran Medical Council and the Iranian Societies of Ophthalmology and Optometry. Concurrent indicators were collected from the Statistical Center of Iran and national studies. A population-adjusted number of combined ophthalmologists and optometrists was used as the main dependent variable. Optometrist/ophthalmologist ratio was 0.9. We had 1 ophthalmologist and 1 optometrist for every 40 000 and 45 000 individuals, respectively. We observed a direct correlation between the number of ophthalmologists, optometrists and life expectancy at the provincial level. Gross provincial income and expenditure and provincial literacy were correlated as well. Provincial unemployment had a negative correlation. Provincial hospital statistics and population density were also significantly correlated. The Islamic Republic of Iran has met the World Health Organization�s desired per capita number of ophthalmologists and optometrists, but there is wide variation in their density. © 2016, World Health Organization. All rights reserved.

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Subjects: WW Ophthalmology
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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2018 07:02
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URI: http://eprints.iums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2994

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