publication . Article . 2017

What Impact Does Behavior of Doctors and Patients on Service Integration of Multi-institutional Readmission cross Township—county Hospitals in Rural China

Zhang, Yan; Tang, Wenxi; Zhang, Liang;
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  • Published: 11 Jul 2017 Journal: International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) (eissn: 1568-4156, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Background: With the change of rural residents’ disease spectrum and patients with chronic diseases boom, multi-institutional health service utilization of rural residents and the continuous service demands are growing sharply in rural China.Objective: Evaluate the service integration of multi-institutional readmission cross township—county hospitals (MRCTCH) in rural China, and figure out determines of service integration.Methods: This study featured 7 sample counties in rural China. Based on the database of the inpatients with New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NCMS), using Microsoft Office Excel 2010 programming technology, we selected 630 cases of medical...
free text keywords: multi-institutional readmission; information transfer; doctor behavior; continuity; integration
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