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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152854
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Home Health Care: Evaluation of service provision in Greece
Abstract:
Home Health Care: Evaluation of service provision in Greece
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Kalokerinou, Athena
P.I. Institution Name: National and Kappodistian University of Athens
Title:Lecturer
Objective: The aims of the present study were: a) to register the extent of all types of home health care services that operate throughout the country, b) to study the reasons for the underdevelopment and, c) to propose ways of developing it at National, local and individual level. Design: A cross-sectional study with two different samples was designed for the fulfillment of the aims. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: All 52 National Health Service hospitals and a non-probability sample of 150 clients and or relatives/carers, who were selected from the outpatients departments in four general hospitals in two cities. The study was performed during the year 2000. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: Concerning the services: categories of services (hospital/health centers), geographical area, adequacy of nursing staff, knowledge for home care, scope for development. Concerning the clients; sex, age, marital status, chronic disease, knowledge for home care, scope for the use of home care service. Methods: Two questionnaires were designed and distributed a) to all National Health Service hospitals, b) to a non-probability sample of patients. Findings: 50 out of 52 (92%) hospital questionnaires were returned, showing that home health care services are scarce. Only 4 (8%) have an organized service, while 24 (48%) would like to do so. All 150 patients or relatives that were asked to participate in the study accepted. The findings show that almost all patients would like to receive such services, although only one in three are aware of the existence of such services. Conclusions: The results show that only a few large general and special hospitals have organized and operate such services, although many intent to do so in the future. The questionnaires returned from the hospitals indicate that home health care services are the best choice for decongesting hospital beds and decreasing health care costs, as well as providing more effective and appropriate health care for their clients. Clients on the other hand are mostly unaware of such services, although they would prefer to avoid attending hospital appointments if they had offered the opportunity. Implications: The need for home health care is continuously increasing. Reasons for this development are: a) the more effective and appropriate provision of care to ill individuals, b) the decongestion of hospital beds and, c) the ever increasing costs of hospital care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHome Health Care: Evaluation of service provision in Greeceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152854-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Home Health Care: Evaluation of service provision in Greece</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">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kalokerinou, Athena</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value"> National and Kappodistian University of Athens</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">athkal@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The aims of the present study were: a) to register the extent of all types of home health care services that operate throughout the country, b) to study the reasons for the underdevelopment and, c) to propose ways of developing it at National, local and individual level. Design: A cross-sectional study with two different samples was designed for the fulfillment of the aims. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: All 52 National Health Service hospitals and a non-probability sample of 150 clients and or relatives/carers, who were selected from the outpatients departments in four general hospitals in two cities. The study was performed during the year 2000. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: Concerning the services: categories of services (hospital/health centers), geographical area, adequacy of nursing staff, knowledge for home care, scope for development. Concerning the clients; sex, age, marital status, chronic disease, knowledge for home care, scope for the use of home care service. Methods: Two questionnaires were designed and distributed a) to all National Health Service hospitals, b) to a non-probability sample of patients. Findings: 50 out of 52 (92%) hospital questionnaires were returned, showing that home health care services are scarce. Only 4 (8%) have an organized service, while 24 (48%) would like to do so. All 150 patients or relatives that were asked to participate in the study accepted. The findings show that almost all patients would like to receive such services, although only one in three are aware of the existence of such services. Conclusions: The results show that only a few large general and special hospitals have organized and operate such services, although many intent to do so in the future. The questionnaires returned from the hospitals indicate that home health care services are the best choice for decongesting hospital beds and decreasing health care costs, as well as providing more effective and appropriate health care for their clients. Clients on the other hand are mostly unaware of such services, although they would prefer to avoid attending hospital appointments if they had offered the opportunity. Implications: The need for home health care is continuously increasing. Reasons for this development are: a) the more effective and appropriate provision of care to ill individuals, b) the decongestion of hospital beds and, c) the ever increasing costs of hospital care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:52:30Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:52:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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