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Quality of primary health care in Poland from the perspective of the physicians providing it

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Quality of primary health care in Poland from the perspective of the physicians providing it
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BMC Family Practice, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12875-016-0550-8
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Anna Krztoń-Królewiecka, Marek Oleszczyk, Willemijn LA Schäfer, Wienke GW Boerma, Adam Windak

Abstract

Primary care (PC) allows patients to address most of their health needs and is essential for high quality healthcare systems. The aim of the study was to analyze the insight of nine core dimensions of Polish PC system: "Economic conditions", "Workforce", "Accessibility", "Comprehensiveness", "Continuity", "Coordination", "Quality of care", "Efficiency" and "Equity" and to identify the characteristics of the providing physicians that influence their perception of the quality of care. A cross-sectional study was conducted as part of an international QUALICOPC project. In Poland a nationally representative sample of 220 PC physicians was selected from the database of Polish National Health Fund by a stratified random sampling procedure. The research tool was a standardized 64-item questionnaire. Each of the respondents' answers were assigned a numerical value ranging from-1 (extremely negative) to +1 (extremely positive). The quality indicators were calculated as an arithmetic mean of variables representing particular PC dimensions. The mean scores for the majority of the dimensions had negative values. Accessibility of care was perceived as the best dimension, while the economic conditions were evaluated most negatively. Only a small part of variation in quality evaluation could be explained by physicians' characteristics. The negative evaluation of primary care reflects the growing crisis in the health care system in Poland. There is an urgent need to apply complex recovery measures to improve the quality of primary care.

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Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 29%
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Unspecified 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Other 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 33%
Unspecified 5 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 14%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Other 1 5%

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