About this Journal Publication ethics Editorial Board Editorial Council Editorial Office For the Authors Contacts
English

News feeds

Journal in Databases

eLIBRARY.RU - ═└ËÎ═└▀ Ţ╦┼╩Ďđ╬══└▀ ┴╚┴╦╚╬Ď┼╩└

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

For authors' attention

Publication is free of charge

In aims to provide interconnection of publications in international scientific journals using Digital Object Identification - DOI, our editorial office incorporated the journal "Social aspects of population health" into international reference system CrossRef.

Since 2016 DOI will be assigned to all scientific articles published in our journal free of charge.

Also DOI will be assigned to all articles published in 2014 and 2015 free of charge as well
Main arrow Archive of previous Issues arrow ╣4 2011 (20) arrow Sociologic opinion poll among oncology patients: one of criteria of evaluation of provided medical care
Sociologic opinion poll among oncology patients: one of criteria of evaluation of provided medical care Print
Thursday, 01 December 2011

Summary. Certain sociological techniques of investigating opinions are nowadays widely being implemented in studies on organization of public health. Particularly, they are of practical importance for improving administration of medical establishments for treatment and prevention (METP) which normally forms the main link of the whole chain of public health.

A questionnaire had been elaborated here to this end and put into practice among oncology patients from May 2009 to May 2011. 535 patients from appropriate registry of Northern Town District of Moscow were enrolled. The study demonstrated that these patients were receiving the adequate chemotherapy: 4-6 courses (45.9% of patients), 1-3 courses (30.7% of patients), 7-9 courses (10.4% of patients), 10 courses and more (13.0% of patients). 60.9% of responding patients were quite able to use public transport facilities, but 14.2% cannot use it more than 3 times a week, 15.6% cannot use it more than once a week, and 9.3% cannot use it at all due to health restrictions.

Nearly half of responding patients (45.5%) indicated certain improvement in provided medical services in the last 1-3 years, one third of patients (30.1%) considered it to be without any change or shift to the better. It turned out that for 56.5% of responding patients it took 3 hours or more to visit the oncology outpatient center. The vast majority of patients (77.4%) irrespective of age, education, social status considered the state system of providing medical care to be quite efficient.

70.9% of responding patients are fully satisfied with provided medical care, 26.1% of responding patients are not fully satisfied, and 3.0% of responding patients are not at all satisfied.

It is highly probable that the opinions of patients can be helpful in organizational measures of this oncology outpatient center, if they can promote certain solution of emerging problems.

Key words. Oncology patients, outpatient service, sociological opinion poll, medical care, criteria of evaluation.

References

  1. Vodopyanova N.Ye. Sindrom "psikhicheskogo vygoraniya" v kommunikativnykh professiyakh [Syndrome of "mental burning out" in communicative professions]. Anesteziologiya revmatologiya 2002;(2):16-22.
  2. Vyalkov A.I. Informatsionnoe obespechenie sistemy klinicheskogo upravleniya [Information provision for the system of clinical management]. GlavVrach 2008;(1):88.
  3. Zherebtsov L.A. Meditsinskaya etika i deontologiya v sovremennykh usloviyakh [Medical ethics and deontology in modern conditions]. Vestnik assotsiatsii zasluzhennykh vrachey RF 2008;3(1):18.
  4. Martynchik S.A. Strategiya nepreryvnogo uluchsheniya kachestva: upravlencheskaya deyatelnost po sovershenstvovaniyu sistemy okazaniya meditsinskoy pomoshchi [The strategy of continuous quality improvement: administrative activity on perfecting the medical care provision system]. Vestnik assotsiatsii zasluzhennykh vrachey RF 2008;3(1):21.
  5. Murdybayev K. Strategii sovpadeniya s zhiznennymi trudnostyami [The strategy of coincidence with vital difficulties]. Zhurnal sotsiologii i sotsialnoy antropologii 1998;1(2):23-29.
  6. Sheyman I.M. Reforma upravleniya i finansirovaniya zdravookhraneniya [The reform of health care management and financings]. Moscow: Rus.Izdattsentr; 1998. P. 20-23.

Views: 10321

Be first to comment this article

Write Comment
  • Please keep the topic of messages relevant to the subject of the article.
  • Personal verbal attacks will be deleted.
  • Please don't use comments to plug your web site. Such material will be removed.
  • Just ensure to *Refresh* your browser for a new security code to be displayed prior to clicking on the 'Send' button.
  • Keep in mind that the above process only applies if you simply entered the wrong security code.
Name:
E-mail
Comment:

Code:* Code

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 December 2011 )
< Prev   Next >
home contact search contact search