کد مقاله کد نشریه سال انتشار مقاله انگلیسی ترجمه فارسی نسخه تمام متن
83141 158689 2016 8 صفحه PDF سفارش دهید دانلود کنید
عنوان انگلیسی مقاله ISI
How useful are Primary Care Service Areas? Evaluating PCSAs as a tool for measuring Primary Care Practitioner access
ترجمه فارسی عنوان
مناطق مفید خدمات مراقبت اولیه چقدر مفید هستند؟ ارزیابی PCSA ها به عنوان ابزار برای سنجش دسترسی پزشکان اولیه
کلمات کلیدی
حوزه خدمات مراقبت اولیه؛ مناطق پستی؛ مقایسه ارائه دهنده خدمات اولیه؛ سیستم های اطلاعات جغرافیایی؛ عرضه دکتر
موضوعات مرتبط
علوم زیستی و بیوفناوری علوم کشاورزی و بیولوژیک جنگلداری
چکیده انگلیسی


• This paper is the first attempt to test the robustness of Primary Care Service Areas.
• Australian Primary Care Service Areas are significantly better than Postal Areas.
• There is some heterogeneity in the ability of Primary Care Service Areas to measure relationships.

The appropriate delivery of primary care services, an important policy imperative in many developed nations, is contingent on defining appropriate geographies to which these services are delivered. Primary Care Service Area (PCSA) geographies have been created in some countries to facilitate primary care policy making and have been utilized in a large body of research. In spite of their extensive use across rural and urban settings, the usefulness of PCSAs has not been evaluated. In this study, for the first time we put PCSAs to the test by comparing them to another small area geography - Postal Areas, and by exploring their usefulness in measuring relationships between Primary Care Practitioner supply and use. We find while PCSAs are better than Postal Areas in measuring relationships between General Practitioner supply and visits by patients, this relationship shows some heterogeneity across areas.

ناشر
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect (ساینس دایرکت)
Journal: Applied Geography - Volume 72, July 2016, Pages 47–54
نویسندگان
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