Author(s): Nevzat YUKSEL
This study was conducted in order to inquire opinions of health care professionals on health transformation program. The study is cross-sectional and descriptive. Random sample was used for the study. Data for the study were collected from 297 voluntary health care professionals working at K?rklareli, Babaeski, Lüleburgaz, P?narhisar and Vize public hospitals affiliated to Union of Public Hospitals in K?rklareli Province, where surveys of 263 participants were validated and 34 surveys were excluded. It was found out that 184 of 263 participants (69.2 %) did not have detailed knowledge on Health Transformation Program, 193 (73.3 %) did not investigate about HTP program while 68 (25.6 %) investigated about the issue. 196 participants (75.9 %) did not know 7 main titles of HTP policy and 67 (23 %) knew them. Another important question that participants answered was related to the organization that planned HTP. 252 (94.7 %) thought that it was planned by the Ministry of Health while 11 (4.1 %) responded negatively. It was found out that while n: 91, %34,6 was most used by public hospitals and n: 90, %34,2 by private hospitals for treatment, family practice was not used much with n: 23 %8,7. It was seen that people learnt about the program of Reform in Health via press and internet with n: 142 %54. While the rate of those finding the performance of SDP positive was n: 129, %49, those indicating negative opinion was n: 97 %36,9 and those who stated that they have no information was found n: 37 %14,1 Findings of the present study show that healthcare professionals do not have extensive knowledge about HTP and did not attempt to learn about the program. Authors observed that they did not know the 7 main titles of the policy but knew that HTP was planned by the Ministry of Health.
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