Document Type : Original Article
Specialist in Cardiology, Associate Professor in Cardiology Dept., Medical Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
M.Sc. in Health Economy, Medical Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Specialist in Community Medicine, Associate Professor in Medical Education Dept., Medical Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
General Practitioner, Medical Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
B.Sc. in Economy, Educational Research Center, Medical Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Background & Objective : Costbenefit analysis is a scientific method which helps policy makers to select a project among other projects with the same defined goal making sure that the chosen project has the maximum benefit with a fixed cost or the minimum cost with a fixed level of benefit Therefore universities should consume the resources more carefully and efficiently This survey was conducted to provide documents for evidence based decision making for policymakers Methods : Having the cooperation of the admission office the number of medical students was extracted and then with the assistance of university budgeting manager total costs were extracted regarding education research culturalrecreational affairs and management emphasizing on medicine field Finally data was analyzed with Excel Results : Our findings showed that the per capita cost in education was 2683 million rials in research it was 1325 million rials and as for culturalrecreational affairs and management it was 74 and 1445million rials respectively The sum of per capita costs was 3034 million rials Conclusion : The calculated cost is fivefold the amount which was allocated as a per capita cost The total cost of the university was more than the amount allocated by the management and planning organization this necessitates further revisions in allocating recourses to universities by management and planning organization
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