Separation of Revenue and Expenditure increases first contact care in community health centers


Separation of Revenue and Expenditure increases first contact care in community health centers among community residents

Revenue and Expenditure

 

Authors: Guo, Hong; Liang, Xiaoyun; Jin, Chenggang

Objective: To evaluate the impact of Separation of Revenue and Expenditure (SRE) on the first contact care in community health centers (CHCs) among community residents.

Methods: Data was obtained through questionnaire survey before and after the pilot. Residents who visited CHCs within two weeks before the conduction of the surveys were included in this study. This study employed a pre-post quasi-experiment design and multiple regression models were specified based on the Andersen theoretical framework.

Results: Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that the rate of first contact care in CHCs increased by 28. 3% (P=0. 000).

Conclusions: SRE has increased the first contact care in CHCs among the community residents.

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Keywords: Community health careFirst contactImpact evaluationSeparation of income and expenditure

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2013.0200

Publisher: Compuscript