Does having a usual primary care provider reduce patient self-referrals in rural China’s rural multi-tiered medical system? A retrospective study in Qianjiang District, China
作者: Da FengDonglan ZhangBoyang LiYan ZhangRay SerranoDanxiang ShiYuan LiuLiang Zhang
作者单位: 1Huazhong University of Science and Technology
2University of Georgia
3Emory University
4Outpatient Office, Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital
刊名: BMC Health Services Research, 2017, Vol.17 (1)
来源数据库: Springer Nature Journal
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2673-6
关键词: Usual primary care providerSelf-referralMulti-tiered medical system
原始语种摘要: Within China’s multi-tiered medical system, many patients seek care in higher-tiered hospitals without a referral by a primary-care provider. This trend, generally referred to as patient self-referral behavior, may reduce the efficiency of the health care system. This study seeks to test the hypothesis that having a usual primary care provider could reduce patients’ self-referral behavior.
全文获取路径: Springer Nature  (合作)
影响因子:1.773 (2012)

  • China 中国
  • provider 供方
  • system 
  • reduce 减少
  • primary 一次的
  • usual 通常的
  • rural 乡村的
  • hypothesis 假说
  • referral 介绍
  • study 学习