The Influence of Health Care Reforms on Work-Related Attitudes and Anxieties of Primary Care Physicians

GÜNVAR T., KARTAL M., Toksun A., YEMEZ B., Guldal D.

MEDICINA-LITHUANIA, vol.47, no.11, pp.623-628, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/medicina47110090
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.623-628
  • Keywords: primary care physician, health care reforms, anxiety, JOB-SATISFACTION, SYSTEM REFORM
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Objective. Reforming primary healthcare services has been the core agenda of health policies of the developing countries in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization. In Turkey, the Transformation in Health Project brings along many changes in all aspects of primary health care services, such as organization and financing of services and employment of healthcare workers. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of health care reforms on primary care physicians working in Izmir.