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Factors affecting regular medical care utilization of cardio-cerebrovascular patients

심뇌혈관 환자의 정기적 의료이용에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • Seo, Young-Suk (Dept. of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Inje University) ;
  • Park, Jong-Ho (Kyeimyoung University Dongsan Medical Cneter) ;
  • Lim, Ji-Hye (Dept. of Healthcare management, Youngsan University)
  • 서영숙 (인제대학교 보건행정학부) ;
  • 박종호 (계명대학교 동산의료원) ;
  • 임지혜 (영산대학교 의료경영학과)
  • Received : 2014.04.10
  • Accepted : 2014.07.20
  • Published : 2014.07.28

Abstract

This study aims to identify factors to affect regular utilization status of medical care in cardio-cerebrovascular patients. The research selected 770 cardio-cerebrovascular patients among surveyees from the Korea Health Panel 2010. We analyzed states of medical care utilization using descriptive statistics. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the main factors associated with regular utilization status of medical care in cardio-cerebrovascular patients. In result, the significant factors associated with regular utilization status of medical care in cardio-cerebrovascular patients were age, education level, household income level. CCI, presence or absence of high risk drinking, and presence or absence of obesity. There's a high probability that patients aged between 60 and 69, equal to and higher than those of high school graduate in education level, upper middle class in household income, the higher CCI, absence of high risk drinking, presence of obesity utilize medical care services more regularly. Therefore, it is necessary to develop effective program and individualized approach for patients using lesser periodical medical care and patients with high risk drinking problem. In the future, these findings can be used an important data for healthcare policy and assessment.

Keywords

Korea health panel;cardio-cerebrovascular;medical utilization;CCI;education level;income

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