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Iran in transition

Danaei, G ; Sharif University of Technology | 2019

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)33197-0
  3. Publisher: Lancet Publishing Group , 2019
  4. Abstract:
  5. Being the second-largest country in the Middle East, Iran has a long history of civilisation during which several dynasties have been overthrown and established and health-related structures have been reorganised. Iran has had the replacement of traditional practices with modern medical treatments, emergence of multiple pioneer scientists and physicians with great contributions to the advancement of science, environmental and ecological changes in addition to large-scale natural disasters, epidemics of multiple communicable diseases, and the shift towards non-communicable diseases in recent decades. Given the lessons learnt from political instabilities in the past centuries and the approaches undertaken to overcome health challenges at the time, Iran has emerged as it is today. Iran is now a country with a population exceeding 80 million, mainly inhabiting urban regions, and has an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, malignancies, mental disorders, substance abuse, and road injuries
  6. Keywords:
  7. Aging ; Air pollution ; Cardiovascular disease ; Civilization ; Communicable disease ; Diabetes mellitus ; Disease burden ; Disease exacerbation ; Disease predisposition ; Environmental factor ; Environmental health ; Health behavior ; Health care access ; Health care financing ; Health care system ; Health hazard ; Health status ; Hospital care ; Human ; Hypertension ; Infection control ; Iran ; Iranian people ; Malignant neoplasm ; Medical care ; Medical education ; Medical history ; Mental disease ; Natural disaster ; Prevalence ; Preventive medicine ; Primary health care ; Priority journal ; Professional knowledge ; Program development ; Public health service ; Review ; Rsk factor ; Scientist ; Social determinants of health ; Substance abuse ; Traffic accident ; Urbanization ; History ; History of medicine ; Non communicable disease ; Population dynamics ; Quality adjusted life year ; Health Transition ; History of Medicine ; History, Ancient ; Humans ; Noncommunicable Diseases ; Persia ; Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  8. Source: The Lancet ; Volume 393, Issue 10184 , 2019 , Pages 1984-2005 ; 01406736 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0140673618331970