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The Efficiency and Budgeting of Public Hospitals: Case Study of Iran

Hasan Yusefzadeh 1 , Hossein Ghaderi 1 , * and Rafat Bagherzade 1
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1 School of Management and Information Sciences, Department of Management and Health Economics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: May 5, 2013, 15 (5); 393-399
  • Published Online: May 5, 2013
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: March 5, 2012
  • Revised: January 9, 2013
  • Accepted: April 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.4742

To Cite: Yusefzadeh H, Ghaderi H, Bagherzade R. The Efficiency and Budgeting of Public Hospitals: Case Study of Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2013 ; 15(5):393-399. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.4742.

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1. Background
2. Objective
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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