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Journal:   ANNALS OF MILITARY AND HEALTH SCIENCES RESEARCH   FALL 2005 , Volume 3 , Number 3 (SERIAL NUMBER 11); Page(s) 647 To 652.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF DEMAND RATE FOR MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY PHYSICIANS IN GOLESTAN PROVINCE

 
 
Author(s):  ABBASI ABD ELAH*, GHERGHEREHCHI M., KAZEM NEZHAD K., GHANBARI M.R.
 
* GOLESTAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
 
Abstract: 

Background: Providing health and medical services in any division needs a comprehensive and appropriate knowledge of the actual condition. On the other hand, it is based under valid information. This study aimed to define the demand rate of society for medical services provider by physicians in Golestan province.
Materials and methods: This was across-sectional descriptive-analytical study being performed in four seasons within the years 1380 to 1381 in urban and rural areas of Golestan province. The study population was 9479 being selected via cluster sampling. The smallest unit was family. The data was collected by questionnaire. The data form consist of information about individual characteristics, medical history, history of hospitalization, history of visiting physicians, the specialty of visited physicians, etc. The data was collected trained interviewers. Analysis and judgment of diseases was based on interviews being performed two weeks before and three months after the study.
Results: The mean age was 25.63
±18.1 the disease percentage was 24.9%. The percentage of physicians for treatment was 61.1% and 38.9% of patients didn't seek medical advices. Among diseases infectious diseases were the most common complaint of patients (42.6%). Psychiateric diseases (13.3%) and internal diseases (12%) made up sunsequent ranking most patients were treated by general physicians (>85%). 1.4% of patients at the history of hospitalization who the most were males.
Conclusions: The results show that a considerable population of the society cannot use medical services properly. Infectious diseases are the most common complaint of visiting patients and general physicians had the most important role in the treatment of patients.

 
Keyword(s): DEMANDS, MEDICAL SERVICES, SEX, PHYSICIANS, PREVALENCE
 
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