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Health Care Services and the Elderly: Utilization and Satisfaction in the Aftermath of the Turkish Health Transformation Program

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dc.contributor.author Caner, Asena
dc.contributor.author Cilasun, Seyit Mumin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-25T12:52:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-25T12:52:12Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01
dc.identifier.citation Caner, 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.issn 2333-7214
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/2333721418822868
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/2579
dc.description.abstract With 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.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications Ltd en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject elderly health en_US
dc.subject  access to health en_US
dc.subject  satisfaction from health services en_US
dc.subject  health reform en_US
dc.subject  Turkey en_US
dc.title Health Care Services and the Elderly: Utilization and Satisfaction in the Aftermath of the Turkish Health Transformation Program en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.relation.journal Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine en_US
dc.contributor.department TOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.department TOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, İktisat Bölümü tr_TR
dc.identifier.volume 5
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 15
dc.contributor.orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1794-9266
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000475375900001
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthor Caner, Nur Asena
dc.identifier.PubMedID PMID:30733976
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/2333721418822868
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı tr_TR


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