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Nouri S, Riahi L, Hajinabi K, Jahangiri K. Resource Allocation Criteria for Health Care System Regulation: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature. jhosp. 2018; 16 (4) :73-82
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5828-en.html
1- Ph.D Candidate. Deptartment of Health Services Administration, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran,(*Corresponding author) , E-mail: l.riahi@srbiau.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
4- Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Priority setting and resource allocation are assumed to be the most important issues of health-sector and fairness thereof requires considering various criteria. This study was performed to identify the criteria used for priority setting and resource allocation in the world health systems through comprehensive review.
 
Materials and Methods: Cochrane, PubMed and SCOPUS database were searched systematically from Jan.1,2005 to Oct.10,2016. The English articles with codified and specified qualitative and quantitative criteria in the resource allocation context in health sector were included in the study. The obtained data were synthetized thematically.
 
Results: Overall, 9162 papers were extracted. At the beginning of review of the included articles, 9089 papers were removed due to duplication and also based on the title. The abstracts of the remained papers were reviewed and 17 papers were removed. Full text of 59 remained papers were reviewed and based on matching with the inclusion criteria, 34 other papers were removed, too, and ultimately 25 papers were included in the final phase of the study. Extracted criteria were categorized into four dimentions based on economic, management, structural and contextual, out of which the most frequent ones were related to cost, health system goals, local capacity and disease status, respectively.
 

Conclusion: In this study, the most important criteria used by policy makers and decision makers of health system in the world were extracted for priority setting and resource allocation. The results indicated that in the world, priority setting and resource allocation in the health system is made mainly based on criteria such as cost-effectiveness, disease status, equity/equality and the need. 

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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: مدیریت مالی و اقتصاد در بیمارستان
Received: 2017/06/3 | Accepted: 2017/12/13 | Published: 2018/01/23

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