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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 925-929


Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia

Sajjan Iqbal Memon, Rabiqa Saleem, Syed Meeran Hasnain, Maleeha Khalil.

Abstract
Objective: To identify the patterns of health utilization, such as over-utilization, under-utilization and inefficient scheduling of resources and to measure the effectiveness and efficiency related to health utilization of facilities and services through an ongoing monitoring and educational program.
Methodology: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, self-administered questionnaires was used to collect data from 161 respondents from January to June 2019. A total of 400 patients were included in the study at 300 beds Tertiary Care Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Results: Out of 400 patients, 242 (60.5%) were male and 158(39.5%) were female.
Conclusion: There was high utilization of lab and radiology services ranges between 60 - 70% of patients.

Key words: Health utilization, logistics, tertiary care.


 
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Memon SI, Saleem R, Hasnain SM, Khalil M. Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 925-929.


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Memon SI, Saleem R, Hasnain SM, Khalil M. Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=116200 [Access: December 17, 2020].


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Memon SI, Saleem R, Hasnain SM, Khalil M. Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 925-929.



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Memon SI, Saleem R, Hasnain SM, Khalil M. Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 17, 2020]; 45(4): 925-929.



Harvard Style

Memon, S. I., Saleem, . R., Hasnain, . S. M. & Khalil, . M. (2020) Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia. RMJ, 45 (4), 925-929.



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Memon, Sajjan Iqbal, Rabiqa Saleem, Syed Meeran Hasnain, and Maleeha Khalil. 2020. Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 925-929.



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Memon, Sajjan Iqbal, Rabiqa Saleem, Syed Meeran Hasnain, and Maleeha Khalil. "Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 925-929.



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Memon, Sajjan Iqbal, Rabiqa Saleem, Syed Meeran Hasnain, and Maleeha Khalil. "Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia." Rawal Medical Journal 45.4 (2020), 925-929. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Memon, S. I., Saleem, . R., Hasnain, . S. M. & Khalil, . M. (2020) Utilization patterns of primary healthcare services at tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Suadi Arabia. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 925-929.








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