Analyzes of health profiles of patients receiving home health care services over last five years in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Rojan Gumus, Seyfettin Sarıbaş


Objective: To determine the health profiles of patients who have been delivered home health care services by public hospitals in over the last five years.
Methods: Data which were recorded by the Ministry of Health and the Diyarbakır Directorate of Health Services had been provided from 1,826 patients from three city center and five district hospitals located in Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Results: Of 1,826 patients, 989 (54%) were female and 837 (46%) were male. The patients were divided into three age groups: 0-18 years 467 (25%), 19-64 years 511 (28%) and +65 years 848 (47%). There were more female patients in +65 age group and male in 0-18 age group (χ2 = 89.923, p < .001). In 2015, there was an increase in the number of people who received services in all age groups (χ2 = 164.344, p < .001). It was found that neurodegenerative diseases were more widespread in +65 age group (χ2 = 44.823, p < .001). Neurogenetic dieases were more seen in the 0-18 age group (χ2 = 97.800, p < .001). In the +65 age group, musculoskeletal (χ2 = 16.037, p < .001) and respiratory diseases (χ2 = 6.054, p < .05) were detected to be more widespread. There were no significant sex-based differences between the years involved (χ2 = 2.246, p > .05). Neurodegenerative diseases (χ2 = 4.07, p < .05), neurogenetic diseases (χ2 = 6.043, p < .05) and respiratory diseases (χ2 = 5.254, p < .05) were determined to be more widespread in male patients. Musculoskeletal (χ2 = 17.943, p < .001)and cardiovascular diseases (χ2 = 11.994, p < .001) were seen more in female groups.
Conclusions: Over the last five years, there has been an increase in the utilization of home health care services. Policy legislation for health care services to be provided at home is generating succesful results.

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