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A Study on Health Recognition of Local Residents to Establish Local Healthcare Projects in the with-COVID-19 Age

Version 1 : Received: 10 September 2021 / Approved: 15 September 2021 / Online: 15 September 2021 (15:54:10 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 15 September 2021 / Approved: 16 September 2021 / Online: 16 September 2021 (14:59:34 CEST)

How to cite: Lee, B. A Study on Health Recognition of Local Residents to Establish Local Healthcare Projects in the with-COVID-19 Age. Preprints 2021, 2021090271 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0271.v1). Lee, B. A Study on Health Recognition of Local Residents to Establish Local Healthcare Projects in the with-COVID-19 Age. Preprints 2021, 2021090271 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0271.v1).

Abstract

Objectives: This study aimed to analyze the awareness of local residents regarding healthcare projects and to suggest some ideas for the revision of local ones. Methods: To delve into the opinions of local residents, the author of this study created a questionnaire composed of eight questions on the general characteristics of the respondents, eight questions on satisfaction with health centers, 16 questions on the awareness of healthcare projects, and 22 questions on local healthcare. The survey was conducted for 409 residents who visited public centers in Gimcheon from 15 March to 14 April 2021. Results: Data analysis revealed the following: The proportion of local residents who use health centers was 39.1%, and those users visit health centers, on average, 3.92 times a year. Among healthcare projects, the project known by the highest proportion of people was vaccinations (84.5%), which was also the project that was most used (38.1%). Among healthcare projects needed in the with-COVID-19 age, respondents awarded the highest score to vaccinations (4.15 points on a five-point Likert scale) and the second highest score to infectious disease management (4.12). Conclusions: For healthcare projects, central and local governments should focus on activating vaccinations, solving the problem of medical accessibility through untact remote treatment and establishing national infectious disease-specializing hospitals and local infectious disease management based on such national hospitals.

Keywords

COVID-19; with- COVID-19 age; infectious disease; local healthcare projects; healthcare systems

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