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Health Expenditure and Economic Growth in Iran: Comparing Developed, Less Developed and Undeveloped Provinces
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Health Expenditure and Economic Growth in Iran: Comparing Developed, Less Developed and Undeveloped Provinces
Mahdieh Rezagholizadeh 1*, Majid Aghaei 1
1 Faculty of Economic, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

Abstract
Background: According to the role of appropriate health care services in the process of economic development in each country, the availability of balanced health facilities in different geographical areas of the country is very important.
Methods: Hence, in this study, the relationship between health expenditure and economic growth in Iran’s provinces in the time period of 2004 - 2015 is investigated based on the panel models and using fixed and random effect estimators. The underlying provinces are divided into three groups such as developed, less developed, and undeveloped, based on the Index of Ministry of Industry, Mining, and Trade.
Results: The results indicate that health expenditure has the positive and significant effect on economic growth in all provinces, however, this effect in developed provinces are more than two other groups.
Conclusions: Therefore, a part of the existence gap between three groups of the provinces could be explained by the gap in health expenditure.
Keywords: Health Expenditure; Economic Growth; Developed, Less Developed and Undeveloped Provinces; Panel Data
Please cite this article as follows:
Rezagholizadeh M, Aghaei M. Health Expenditure and Economic Growth in Iran: Comparing Developed, Less Developed and Undeveloped Provinces. Hakim Health Sys Res 2018; 21-2(100-113).
*Corresponding Author: Assistant Professor in Economics, Faculty of Economic, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran. Email: m.gholizadeh@umz.ac.ir
 
Keywords: Health Expenditure, Economic Growth, developed, less developed and undeveloped provinces, Panel Data
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2017/05/31 | Accepted: 2019/01/6 | Published: 2019/01/6
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Health Expenditure and Economic Growth in Iran: Comparing Developed, Less Developed and Undeveloped Provinces. Hakim Health Sys Res . 2018; 21 (2) :100-113
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