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[LOCAL INEQUALITIES IN THE UTILIZATION OF SPECIAL HOME NURSING IN THE SOUTH-TRANSDANUBIAN REGION]

BONCZ Imre1, SÁNDOR János2, OLÁH András3, BETLEHEM József3, SEBESTYÉN Andor4, KISBENEDEKNÉ Gulyás Kinga4, DÓZSA Csaba4

JANUARY 21, 2004

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2004;14(01)

[INTRODUCTION - The aim of this study is to analyse the local inequalities in the access and utilization of special home nursing within Hungary focusing on the South-Transdanubian Region. DATA AND METHODS - In the first part of the study we compared the indicators of the access and utilizations of special home nursing at national and county level. In the second part of the analyses we made a detailed analyses of utilization data of home nursing in the three counties (Baranya, Somogy, Tolna) of the South- Transdanubian Region of Hungary. Data is derived from the financial database of the National Health Insurance Fund of Hungary for the period 1998-2002. RESULTS - The access of population to the special home nursing increased from 83,8% (1998) to 95,1% (2002). The utilization rate increased from 74,8% (1998) to 84,1% (2002). Within the South-Transdanubian Region we found significant local inequalities in the utilization of services (number of cases, number of visits), which were represented by the tools of geographical information system. CONCLUSIONS - There have been significant differences in the access and utilization of home nursing with remarkable within country inequalities.]

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