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dc.contributor.authorCinaroğlu, S.
dc.contributor.authorBaşer, Onur
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-28T13:04:26Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-28T11:08:18Z
dc.date.available2019-02-28T13:04:26Z
dc.date.available2019-02-28T11:08:18Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.citationCinaroglu, S., & Baser, O. (April 01, 2017). Spatial distribution of total number of medical devices in Turkey: A classification analysis. International Journal of Medicine and Public Health, Volume: 19 Issue: 7 Pages: 703en_US
dc.identifier.issn1098-3015
dc.identifier.issn1524-4733
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2016.09.2047
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11779/678
dc.descriptionOnur Başer (MEF Author)en_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The unbalanced distribution of medical technologies and devices between rural and urban areas is a major problem for developing countries including Turkey. After the establishment of Public Hospital Unions (PHUs) in Turkey, legislative changes were made to improve the autonomy of public hospitals. This study utilizes spatial analysis to assess the distribution of medical device use in Turkey using PHUs as a decision making unit. Methods: Data from the PHUs’ statistics year book for the year 2014 was assessed. The total number of PHUs is 89. A Hierarchical cluster analysis was performed to classify PHUs according to the total number of medical devices. The Euclidean distance measure and Wards methods were used in the analysis for classification. Results: Study results show that, in Turkey, PHUs were categorized into two clusters based on the total number of medical devices available. Regarding the spatial distribution of the clusters, the first cluster represents PHUs in rural areas, and the second represents PHUs located in urban areas of Turkey. PHUs representing large cities with high population density were included in one cluster, and all other PHUs were included in the second. Statistical test results indicated that the two clusters differ according to the total number of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI: t= -14.10, p< 0.01), computed tomography (CT) scan (t= -15.75, p< 0.01), mammography (t= -11.40, p< 0.01), ultrasonography (t= -14.62, p< 0.01), and electrocardiography (EKG; t= -12.29, p< 0.01) equipment available. Conclusions: It is advisable for health policy makers and health technology assessment authorities in Turkey to focus on the differences between rural and urban areas of the country when determining the need for medical devices.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofValue in Healthen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.titleSpatial distribution of the total number of medical devices in turkey: a classification analysisen_US
dc.typeMeeting Abstracten_US
dc.departmentİİSBF, Ekonomi Bölümüen_US
dc.identifier.volume19en_US
dc.identifier.issue7en_US
dc.identifier.startpage703en_US
dc.identifier.endpage703en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryKonferans Öğesi - Uluslararası - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.description.wosidWOS:000396606302260en_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorBaşer, Onur
dc.description.woscitationindexScience Citation Index Expanded - Social Sciences Citation Indexen_US
dc.description.qualityQ1en_US
dc.description.WoSDocumentTypeMeeting Abstracten_US
dc.description.WoSInternationalCollaborationUluslararası işbirliği ile yapılmayan - HAYIRen_US
dc.description.WoSPublishedMonthKasımen_US
dc.description.WoSIndexDate2016en_US
dc.description.WoSYOKperiodYÖK - 2016-17en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jval.2016.09.2047en_US


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