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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE)   March 2017 , Volume 15 , Number 3; Page(s) 147 To 154.
 
Paper: 

Association of regional disparity of obstetrics and gynecologic services with children and infants mortality rates: A cross-sectional study

 
 
Author(s):  TOURANI SOGAND, Zarezadeh Mohammad*, RAADABADI MEHDI, POURSHARIATI FATEMEH
 
* School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, No 6, Rashid Yasemi St., Vali Asr St., Tehran, Iran, Postal Code: 1996713883
 
Abstract: 
Background: Equity in distribution of resources is considered as an important priority in health care systems. Equitable distribution of obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn) services in the country level is critical in maternal and neonatal health for qualitative promotion of maternal care in pregnancy, delivery, and post-delivery periods. Objective: The present study aimed at determining regional disparity of obstetrics and gynecology services and its association with children and infants mortality rates. Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive-analytical study conducted in 2015 to investigate distribution of Ob/Gyn services using three indicators of number of nursing and midwifery personnel, total Ob/Gyn specialists, and total delivery beds among 30 provinces of the country. Equity criteria in the present study included population, normal vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, and total deliveries. Data were gathered using a researcher-made form and Stata 12 was used to calculate Gini coefficient. The association of Ob/Gyn services with children and infant mortality rates was investigated using SPSS package and linear regression test. Results: The lowest Gini coefficient was observed in distribution of nursing and midwifery personnel in delivery wards in terms of vaginal delivery (0. 38 from 1) and the highest value was related to distribution of Ob/Gyn specialists in terms of vaginal delivery (0. 73 from 1). Infant mortality was significantly associated with number of nursing and midwifery personnel in delivery wards, and total number of Ob/Gyn specialists. Conclusion: Considering new population policies in Iran and increased fertility rate, it is recommended to facilitate accessibility of the required services for the women, particularly those of reproductive age.
 
Keyword(s): Obstetrics and gynecologic services,Children and infants mortality,Gini,Equity,Health Care
 
 
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APA: Copy

TOURANI, S., & Zarezadeh, M., & RAADABADI, M., & POURSHARIATI, F. (2017). Association of regional disparity of obstetrics and gynecologic services with children and infants mortality rates: A cross-sectional study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE), 15(3), 147-154. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=666061



Vancouver: Copy

TOURANI SOGAND, Zarezadeh Mohammad, RAADABADI MEHDI, POURSHARIATI FATEMEH. Association of regional disparity of obstetrics and gynecologic services with children and infants mortality rates: A cross-sectional study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE). 2017 [cited 2021June24];15(3):147-154. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=666061



IEEE: Copy

TOURANI, S., Zarezadeh, M., RAADABADI, M., POURSHARIATI, F., 2017. Association of regional disparity of obstetrics and gynecologic services with children and infants mortality rates: A cross-sectional study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE), [online] 15(3), pp.147-154. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=666061.



 
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