Primary health care services utilization and satisfaction among the elderly in Asir region, Saudi Arabia
AbstractUse of primary health care [PHC] services and satisfaction among elderly people [60 + years] in Asir was studied in 26 PHC centers. They visited PHC centers significantly less often than younger adults but they were referred significantly more often to secondary and tertiary care and for more laboratory tests. A r and om sample of 253 elderly people attending the centers was interviewed about accessibility, continuity, humaneness, informativeness and thoroughness of care. Overall, 79.0% were satisfied with the services provided. The leading 3 items of dissatisfaction were: not enough audiovisual means for health education [65.1%], long time spent in the centre [46.4%], and not enough specialty clinics [42.5%]
Mahfouz, A.A., Al Sharif, A.I., El Gamal, M.N. & Kisha, A.H. (2004). Primary health care services utilization and satisfaction among the elderly in Asir region, Saudi Arabia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119422
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (3), 365-371, 2004
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