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Citation

Karim H, Mohammadi M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Ahmadi A. J. Inj. Violence Res. 2015; 7(2): 95-96.

Affiliation

Department of Anesthesiology, Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. ahmadiar1012@yahoo.com.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2015, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences)

DOI

10.5249/jivr.v7i2.744

PMID

25836741

Abstract

All costs for treatment of road crash patients are free in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In this model, Islamic Republic of Iran offers a synergistic approach that is efficient from both the cost and health outcome sides. In this system, all costs of treatment for victims of road crash- es are free regardless of who was at fault in causing the crash. It is more than 10 years that insurance companies are mandated to deposit 10 percent of their total revenue from car insurances (Third Party Insurance) directly to the Department of Budget and Treasury in the Ministry of Health. Ministry of Health in return is obligated to cover the cost of medical care including hospital, emergency care facilities, and other care center, to car crash victims, without checking whether they carry any insurance or not. Therefore, patients are not liable for payment of cost. To have the cost of treatment waved injured, patients must submit a police report. However, delays in submitting such report are acceptable...


Language: en

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