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Frequent attenders in family practice in Croatia : retrospective study


Vrca Botica, Marija; Kovačić, Luka; Kujundžić Tiljak, Mirjana; Katić, Milica; Botica, Iva; Rapić, Mirica; Novaković, Dinko; Lovasić, Slavko.
Frequent attenders in family practice in Croatia : retrospective study // Croatian medical journal, 45 (2004), 5; 620-624 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
Frequent attenders in family practice in Croatia : retrospective study

Autori
Vrca Botica, Marija ; Kovačić, Luka ; Kujundžić Tiljak, Mirjana ; Katić, Milica ; Botica, Iva ; Rapić, Mirica ; Novaković, Dinko ; Lovasić, Slavko.

Izvornik
Croatian medical journal (0353-9504) 45 (2004), 5; 620-624

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
frequent attender; family practice

Sažetak
Aim was oo determine the number of "frequent attendets" in family practice offices in Croatia according to the number and proportion of frequent attender visits in the total number of visits, and to follow up the frequent attenders and the number of visits they made over a period of three years. The retrospective study involved 8 family practice offices in Northern Croatia. The number of visits to family practice was determined for 4, 312 patients aged over 18 years. There were 1, 826 men (42.3%) and 2, 486 (57.7%) women. The follow up period lasted from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1999. The borderline value that divided the frequent from non-frequent attenders was the value at the third quartile of the number of visits in a single age-sex group of patients. We recorded a total of 58, 088 visits of patients older than 18 years to 8 family practice offices in the three-year period. In 1997, out of 4, 312 patients who made a total of 17, 938 visits, 944 (22%) frequent attenders made 11, 257 (63%) visits. In 1998, there were a total of 20, 350 visits made, with 966 (22%) frequent attenders making 12, 145 (60%) visits. In 1999, a total of 20, 725 visits were made, with 988 (23%) frequent attenders making 12, 259 (59%) visits. The differences in the distribution of frequent vs non-frequent attenders according to age and sex were not statistically significant in any of the three study years (chi-square, p=0.727). Older men and older women were not more often frequent attenders than younger men and younger women, respectively. Out of 4, 312 patients, 1, 714 (40%) were frequent attenders in one of the three study years. Of these, 884 (21%) were frequent attenders in one year, 476 (11%) in two years, and 354 (8%) in all three subsequent study years. Out of 4, 312 patients, 1, 762 (41%) patients in 1997, 1, 139 (26%) in 1998, and 1, 116 (26%) patients in 1999 did not make a single visit to a family physician. Frequent attender visits make a great proportion of the total number of visits to family practice offices in Croatia, a country with a health care system in transition. Eight percent of patients remained being frequent attenders during all three study years.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekti:
0108333

Ustanove:
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Vrca Botica, Marija; Kovačić, Luka; Kujundžić Tiljak, Mirjana; Katić, Milica; Botica, Iva; Rapić, Mirica; Novaković, Dinko; Lovasić, Slavko.
Frequent attenders in family practice in Croatia : retrospective study // Croatian medical journal, 45 (2004), 5; 620-624 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Vrca Botica, M., Kovačić, L., Kujundžić Tiljak, M., Katić, M., Botica, I., Rapić, M., Novaković, D. & Lovasić, S. (2004) Frequent attenders in family practice in Croatia : retrospective study. Croatian medical journal, 45 (5), 620-624.
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@article{article, year = {2004}, pages = {620-624}, keywords = {frequent attender, family practice}, journal = {Croatian medical journal}, volume = {45}, number = {5}, issn = {0353-9504}, title = {Frequent attenders in family practice in Croatia : retrospective study}, keyword = {frequent attender, family practice} }

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