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Organization and Functioning of Primary Care for Women in Croatia: In Relation to the Health Care Reforms Introduced between 1995 and 2012

Vlatka Topolovec Nižetić ; Health Center Zagreb-Centar, Family practice Utrina, Zagreb, Croatia
Igor Srček ; Health Center Sisak, Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia
Urelija Rodin ; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, School of Public Health »Andrija [tampar«, Department of Social Medicine and Organization of Health Care, Zagreb, Croatia
Hrvoje Tiljak ; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, School of Public Health »Andrija [tampar«, Department of Family Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 88 Kb

str. 125-130

preuzimanja: 272



The main aim of this study was to investigate trends in the organization and functioning of the HC service. The Croatian
Health Service Yearbooks, from 1995 to 2012, served as the basis for the data. The results showed that the HC reforms
aimed at the organization and functioning of primary care for women somehow compromised their accessibility. A
general lack of around 100 gynecologists, the huge number of women on the lists, from 4, 350 to 8,061 women, and excessively
heavy daily consultations, between 23.8 and 28.4, were all observed. The location of the majority of gynecological
practices in the big cities also makes the service inaccessible to women from the rural areas. A flow of service away from
the public to the private providers was also observed. Since, the results of this study can be viewed only in terms of trends
and more detailed research will be needed in future.

Ključne riječi

primary health care, women, organization, health care reforms, Croatia

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