Volume 7, Issue 15 (4-2004)                   jha 2004, 7(15): 22-27 | Back to browse issues page

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Karimi I, Zohour A, Zokaie H. Estimation of Human Cost of Occupational Injuries Leading to Death of Security insured populace . jha. 2004; 7 (15) :22-27
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-161-en.html
1- Professor Assistant, Ph.D in Epidemiology, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences
2- Associate Professor, Ph.D in Epidemology, School of management and Medical Information Sciences,Iran University of Medical Sciences
3- M.S. in health Economic, School of Management and Information Sciences, Iran university of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (5322 Views)
Introduction: Occupational injuries and their related mortality are seen more in the middle-aged people. In the cycle of production Human being has an important role but cannot be considered as like other consumable products a commodity. The attempt to decrease occupational injuries has been an everlasting effort of man kind. The aim of this research is to study the costs of insured population who are deceased due to occupational injuries in Tehran.
Method: This Study was done in 1382. Data of Years 1378-80 were used. The study populations were all insured people died due to occupational injuries in Tehran province. Required data were gathered through a check - list from different department of Social Security Organization. The Data were analyzed by Excel and a Specially designed software packages.
During the research period, 19.8% of occupational injuries occurred among people under social security insurance plan in Tehran province. 3.1 %of these injuries resulted in death. Occupational injuries have destroyed more than 7552 years of lost life span. And 3656 years of economical contribution in Tehran. The human costs were more than 777 billion rials. Yearly human cost for each death is estimated at 3.3 Billion rials. Data analysis showed that this amount equals 0.03% of total GNP.
Decision makers and responsible authorities have to detect factors decreasing occupational injuries and increasing safety coefficients in working environments.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/3

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