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Karimi S, Akbari Sari َ, Fazaeli A A, Fazaeli A A. The Study of Indicators of Equity in Health Care Financing and Their Applications in Iran. Iran J Health Insur 2023; 6 (2) :77-90
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1- Department of Health Management, Policy and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Health Management, Policy and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , afazaeli83@gmail.com
3- Social Security Organization, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (644 Views)
Equitable financing is an important goal of health systems and protecting the financial risks of health care. Also, equitable financing of health is important both for improving the state of health systems and for achieving universal health coverage (UHC). In this study, with an overview has introduced the indicators of justice in health and the results of the indicators in this field have been examined in the country. The search for articles in the present study is of a review type that was conducted through search engines and databases within the range of 2002-2022. In order to identify the advantages and disadvantages of indicators showing justice in health financing, including out-of-pocket payment indicators, catastrophic health expenditures index, Kakwani index, concentration index and fair financial contribution index, a review of studies was used and the limitations and advantages of each index were extracted and compared. The results of this study showed that in terms of health equity index, the index of back-breaking health costs had the highest frequency in the studies. Each of the indicators had advantages and problems. Also, according to the numerous studies on the calculation of the health justice index, the existence of a health watchdog is necessary to monitor these indicators.
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2023/07/8 | Revised: 2024/07/7 | Accepted: 2023/11/9 | ePublished: 2023/11/11

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