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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147474
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Medical Resources Utilization among Community Leaders in Taipei
Abstract:
Medical Resources Utilization among Community Leaders in Taipei
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Yin, Teresa
P.I. Institution Name:Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the utilization of medical resources and its related factors based on the views of community leaders. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Sample: A total of 194 community leaders with mean age of 47.9 were included in this study. The response rate was 83.6%. Setting: The subjects of this study consisted of the community leaders, which included the Li-Zhangs, the secretaries of 90 Lis, the presidents of community development associations, and women’ association in both Shih-Lin District and Pei-Tou District in Taipei, Taiwan. Instruments: Research instruments included Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) and Medical Resource Utilization Questionnaire (MRUQ). Findings: The nearest clinic is a 13.6 minutes’ walking distance from their residence and the pharmacy is 9.1 minutes. More than 80% of the subjects choose western medicine for emergent situations (e.g. fever or bleeding). Overall, the accessibility of ambulatory care in the hospital is significantly higher than clinics, Chinese medicine, or folk medicine. Community leaders chose different accredited level of hospital based on different types of health problems. The accessibility of ambulatory care was the highest among all types of health care facilities. Those who were older, with higher family income, or with varies chronic diseases were found to use the NHI cards more frequently. The community leaders’ age, income, self-reported health status, the number of chronic diseases, and the “internal health locus control” was significantly related to the frequency of medical resources utilization. Conclusion: The Bureau of National Health Insurance should build up strategies to encourage people to participation preventive health programs, and develop an Integrated Healthcare System as soon as possible in the area with rich medical resources. For medical care coefficient there should have communication channels between the communities and hospitals when the integrated Healthcare System is developing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMedical Resources Utilization among Community Leaders in Taipeien_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147474-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Medical Resources Utilization among Community Leaders in Taipei</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yin, Teresa</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Taipei Veterans General Hospital</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the utilization of medical resources and its related factors based on the views of community leaders. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Sample: A total of 194 community leaders with mean age of 47.9 were included in this study. The response rate was 83.6%. Setting: The subjects of this study consisted of the community leaders, which included the Li-Zhangs, the secretaries of 90 Lis, the presidents of community development associations, and women&rsquo; association in both Shih-Lin District and Pei-Tou District in Taipei, Taiwan. Instruments: Research instruments included Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) and Medical Resource Utilization Questionnaire (MRUQ). Findings: The nearest clinic is a 13.6 minutes&rsquo; walking distance from their residence and the pharmacy is 9.1 minutes. More than 80% of the subjects choose western medicine for emergent situations (e.g. fever or bleeding). Overall, the accessibility of ambulatory care in the hospital is significantly higher than clinics, Chinese medicine, or folk medicine. Community leaders chose different accredited level of hospital based on different types of health problems. The accessibility of ambulatory care was the highest among all types of health care facilities. Those who were older, with higher family income, or with varies chronic diseases were found to use the NHI cards more frequently. The community leaders&rsquo; age, income, self-reported health status, the number of chronic diseases, and the &ldquo;internal health locus control&rdquo; was significantly related to the frequency of medical resources utilization. Conclusion: The Bureau of National Health Insurance should build up strategies to encourage people to participation preventive health programs, and develop an Integrated Healthcare System as soon as possible in the area with rich medical resources. For medical care coefficient there should have communication channels between the communities and hospitals when the integrated Healthcare System is developing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:47Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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