Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Quality of medical care for the elderly in out-patient conditions according to the sociological survey

Year: 2014, volume 10 Issue: №1 Pages: 21-26
Heading: Health Service Organization Article type: Original article
Authors: Novokreshchenova I.G, Senchenco I.K.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The process of aging is caused by the early development of chronic complications and diversity of morphological and functional changes of organs and systems. Therefore the provision of preventive and curative care of this category of citizens has significant clinical and organizational features. Aim: to identify the main problems of medical care for the elderly and to examine the medical care. Material and Methods. 250 physicians of various specialties of medical institutions of the Saratov region on health care of the elderly in out-patient clinics have been surveyed by specially designed questionnaires. The state of receiving care in out-patient clinics has been studied among the elderly and the senile patients (n=568) by questioning. Results: The majority of physicians recognize the importance of the problem of increasing the quality of care for the elderly. The development of assistance of gerontological profile and the need for optimization of rendering out-patient care for this category of population in the central clinics and regional medical institutions. Conclusion. The level of satisfaction of elderly patients depends on the age characteristics, gender, health and social status and the place of residence of the study group.

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