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dc.contributor.authorCaner, Asena
dc.contributor.authorCilasun, Seyit Mumin
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-25T12:52:12Z
dc.date.available2019-12-25T12:52:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-01
dc.identifier.citationCaner, A., & Cilasun, S. M. (2019). Health Care Services and the Elderly: Utilization and Satisfaction in the Aftermath of the Turkish Health Transformation Program. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 5, 2333721418822868.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2333-7214
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/2333721418822868
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/2579
dc.description.abstractWith the implementation of the health transformation program, Turkey has gone through substantial changes in its health system in the last decade. This study relies on two nationally representative data sets to investigate health service utilization and satisfaction of the elderly. In particular, it examines the share of elderly who have an unmet need for medical care and who could not afford a medical examination or treatment over the years 2006 to 2015, using data from the Turkish Survey of Income and Living Conditions. It also examines the utilization of health services and satisfaction from these services by the elderly in years 2004 to 2015 using data from the Turkish Life Satisfaction Survey. This study finds that utilization has increased and, coinciding with the introduction of the family medicine system, the percentage of patients choosing primary care facilities has increased. The share of the elderly with unmet need and those who could not afford health care have declined. Notwithstanding, overall satisfaction increased only until 2011-2012. Understanding the utilization and satisfaction of the elderly is important, because along with many other countries, the population is aging in Turkey. In the near future, health care needs of the elderly will have a higher priority on the agenda of policy makers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications Ltden_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectelderly healthen_US
dc.subject access to healthen_US
dc.subject satisfaction from health servicesen_US
dc.subject health reformen_US
dc.subject Turkeyen_US
dc.titleHealth Care Services and the Elderly: Utilization and Satisfaction in the Aftermath of the Turkish Health Transformation Programen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalGerontology and Geriatric Medicineen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, İktisat Bölümütr_TR
dc.identifier.volume5
dc.identifier.startpage1
dc.identifier.endpage15
dc.contributor.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1794-9266
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000475375900001
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthorCaner, Nur Asena
dc.identifier.PubMedIDPMID:30733976
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2333721418822868
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıtr_TR


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