نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 گروه اقتصاد بهداشت، دانشکده پزشکی، دانشگاه شاهد، تهران، ایران
2 بیمارستان فیروزگر، تهران، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: In this study, determining the conditions and the effect of factors causing induced demand for Iranian health care markets was discussed.
Materials and Methods: To investigate the situation of induced demand, the equilibrium conditions of demand and supply of health care services in 31 Iranian provinces during 6 year (2009-2014) have been considered. The assessment model was expressed in terms of panel data regression within error correction framework. The estimation of demand and excess demand equation in the urban areas covered by the Iranian health insurance organization showed excess demand in certain forms of induced demand.
Results: Findings show that outpatient and inpatient health care providers, as agents of applicants for this care, determine the conditions of additional demand in accordance with the model of providers of this care.
Conclusion: Using the models and finding of this study, the policies for controlling the induced demand in the health care market could be recognized.