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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2008; 7(1): 81-86


Proposal for Elderly Health Care System in Turkey

Hatice,Giray*, Reci,Meseri, Gül,Saatlı, Nuray,Yücetin, Pınar,Aydın, Reyhan,Uçku.

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Abstract
Decrease in mortality and fertility rate result an increase in elderly population in Turkey and in the world. Not only health problems but social and economical problems occur within this age group. In most of the countries this demographic transformation is neglected in medical education. In Turkey, elderly care is mainly focused on treatment of the diseases and based on “to whom who can apply” approach. Therefore the PhD students of Public Health and their supervisor create a model for elderly health care which describes the objectives of elderly health care, the main characteristics of the system, content, where the service should be given, by whom and finance of the system.

Key words: Elderly, health care system, social service



Article Language: Turkish English



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