SURVEY OF THE OPINIONS ON THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN TURKEY EXPRESSED BY PATIENTS OF THE ISTANBUL HOSPITAL OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES


Hot I. , Karlikaya E., Erdogan M. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, vol.24, no.2, pp.192-198, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/s13382-011-0014-2
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.192-198

Abstract

Objective: To examine the opinion of patients of an occupational diseases hospital on the quality of provision of occupational medicine services in Turkey. Materials and Methods: A total of 189 patients were interviewed using a 13-item survey about their jobs and workplaces. Results: The overall results of this study were as follows: 80.4% of the patients stated that physicians were located at their workplaces; 66.1% stated that inadequate attention was given to ensure the physical, psychological and social health of the employees; and 63.5% stated that sufficient protection against health risks was not provided. Conclusions: The quality of provision of occupational medicine services should be improved.