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Lotfi F, Rezapour A, Nouraei Motlagh S, Hadian M, Faghisolouk F, Ghaderi H. A survey of Health Sector from the perspective of economics and its relationship with other sectors in Iran’s Economy. jha. 2015; 17 (58) :28-41
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1650-en.html

1- PhD Student of Health Economics, Health Management and economics research center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Professor of Health Economics Department and Health Management and economics research center, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- PhD Student of Health Economics, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- . Assistant Professor of Health Economics Department, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , hoss_ghaderi@yahoo.com
5- MSc in Healthcare Management, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
6- . Assistant Professor of Health Economics Department, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2771 Views)
Introduction: Health sector is one of the most important sectors in the economy of any country with its products being on demand by individuals and households. This study was done in order to survey the health sector in Iran's economy using input-output analysis.
Methods:
In this analytical study all economic sectors in Iran were compared using input-output Technique. Ultimately, linkages, importance index, dependency degree of health sector were computed among the 18 aggregated sectors.
 Results:
Health sector does not have remarkable effect on other sectors because of low backward linkage. The low forward linkage has an inappropriate place in providing intermediate data. This sector has the highest degree of dependency on industry products and the lowest on the mining sector. The first sector depending on health is the health itself followed by education whereas the real estate sector has the lowest dependency on health.
Conclusion:
Having a coefficient less than one compared to other sectors, the health sector has a smaller role in inducing production processes and integrating the economy. Moreover, its motivation depends on other sectors’ motivation. Also, the end products of health sector are consumed in final demand form.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2014/07/14 | Accepted: 2014/11/30 | Published: 2014/11/30

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