J Agric Med Community Health.  2008 Jun;33(1):37-45.

The Effect of Re-building of Public Health Facilities on the Hypertension Control in the Rural Area

Affiliations
  • 1Nonsan Public Health Center, Korea.
  • 2Medical College of Konyang University, Korea. skqw@konyang.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of public health facilities rebuilding on the hypertension control in the rural area. METHOD: 6 health centers and 59 health subcenters in some Chung-chung province was surveyed. And 29,503 patients were finally selected who had records of prescription about hypertension at list once in those health facilities from July 1th, 2005 to June 30th, 2006. Demographic variable of patients and whether medical doctor was a medical specialist or not, and whether the facilities were recently rebuilded or not was measured.
RESULTS
The Overall control rate was 53.9%. Women had higher hypertension control rate than men. And 60s and 70s years old are had higher hypertension control rate than 40s and 80s years old. Patients who had been treated from medical specialist had higher hypertension control rate than general doctor. And patient who treated in rebuilded public health facilities had higher hypertension control rate.
CONCLUSIONS
Rebuilding of public health facilities were related to increasing control rate of hypertensive patients.

Keyword

Rural health center; Facility design and construction; Hypertension
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