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Anderson, G. and Horvath, J. (2004) The Growing Burden of Chronic Disease in America. Public Health Report, 119, 263-270.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phr.2004.04.005

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  • TITLE: Identifying Service Needs from the Perspective of Service Providers—A Qualitative Study

    AUTHORS: Shih-Ying Chien, Ming-Chuen Chuang, I-Ping Chen

    KEYWORDS: Service Providers, Health Screening, Participation Rates, Service Needs

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.11 No.5, May 16, 2019

    ABSTRACT: The provision of high-quality medical care has become a key challenge in many countries. At the same time, there is a growing awareness that the early detection of chronic diseases can reduce mortality rates. Therefore, it is important to identify service needs which influence to participate in health screening. To date, little research has been conducted into the perspectives of service providers on this topic. In this preliminary study, we aimed to explore the perspectives of service providers who work in a community-based setting in order to identify perceived barriers to chronic disease screening and incentives which can increase participation rates. In-depth interviews were conducted with 10 experienced health service providers from October 2017 to December 2017. Interviewees included physicians and community health representatives who had been working in a community-based health screening service for at least 3 years. The study identified several aspects of health screening services for chronic diseases that are in need of improvement, including a shortage of appropriate health service providers, inadequate attendance promoting measures, a lack of continually accessible and affordable medical services, healthcare professionals who possess inadequate communication skills, and rural-urban health care disparities. Service providers believe that current services do not fulfill community needs. Older adults who live in rural areas experience especially significant screening-related health disparities, which are mainly affected by structural service barriers. To improve the quality of medical services, healthcare screening services should be evaluated according to the perspectives of both participants and service providers.