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Table 1 Demographic, Economic and Health Worker Indicators for Iran

From: "We noticed that suddenly the country has become full of MRI". Policy makers' views on diffusion and use of health technologies in Iran

Population (million) (2006) a 70
GDP/capita (International $, 2004)a 8367
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2005) a 7.8
Total expenditure on health per capita (International $, 2005)a 677
Life expectancy at birth, male/female (2005) a 69/73
Physicians/10,000 inhabitants (2005) a 9.0
Hospital beds/10,000 population (2005) b 17.2
  1. a: World Health Organization. Accessed January 2009. http://www.emro.who.int/index.asp
  2. b: World Health Organization. Accessed January 2009. http://www.who.int/en/
  3. GDP, gross domestic product