Caregiver reasons for tertiary health-care seeking for children aged 12 years

Yaprak S., Bulut U., Okudan Y. E., Gokdemir O., Colak M., YILDIRIM E., ...More

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.58, no.10, pp.1037-1041, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.12930
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1037-1041
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


BackgroundIn Turkey, a mandatory referral system is not used. Caregivers, for their children, present directly to health-care providers at all levels. This allows patients to present directly to university hospitals. In this study, reasons for university hospital-treatment seeking by caregivers for child health problems is discussed.