Volume 13, Issue 2 (8-2014)                   jhosp 2014, 13(2): 37-44 | Back to browse issues page

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Nosratnejad S, Purreza A, Moieni M, Heydari H. Factors Affecting the demand for private health insurance in Tehran . jhosp. 2014; 13 (2) :37-44
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Background: Nowadays Social health insurance does not cover all health expenditures because of increasing cost of diagnosis and treatment services which results in private insurer entry to health market. This study is aimed to determine key indicators which have important effect on the demand for private health. This identification of indicators leads to better planning for prospering private health insurance. Material & Method: This is a a descriptive and analytical study. The data were collected by questionnaires which has been filled by a sample of 950 households .The samples had been chosen by three-stage cluster sampling. The model had been estimated by econometric methods based on models of Probit and extreme value distribution.. Result: The result indicated that having basic health insurance, doing exercise each day routinely, having regular medical checks, being landlord and being retired raised the probability of demand for private health insurance. On the other hand, demanding private health insurance is less common among older adults and people who use to wear seat belts. Conclusion: Identification of important factors which influence the demand for private health insurance would assist policy makers to provide essential structures for expanding private health insurance coverage.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: سایر
Received: 2014/08/12 | Accepted: 2014/08/12 | Published: 2014/08/12

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