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Caregivers' willingness to use integrated medical care in regional hospital in northern Taiwan



Objective: To investigate a case of a home care center attached to regional hospital in northern Taiwan, and to explore the relevant factors affecting participation in home medical integrated care. Methods: Using cross-sectional study design, a structured questionnaire was administered to 91 caregivers who were the primary decision makers in home care cases from September 2021 to October 2021 using the model proposed by Andersen as a framework, with the following content: basic information about the care recipient and caregiver, home health integrated care perception, caregiver perception scale, caregiver burden scale. The statistical methods were descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, chi-square, Pearson's product correlation analysis, and multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results: Statistically significant differences were found between different fixed health care settings and participation in integrated home health care. Caregivers stress physiological load was highly positively correlated with stress psychological and social load, stress economic load was moderately positively correlated with stress physiological, psychological and social load, and stress psychological load was highly positively correlated with stress social load. The predictor of integrated home medical care is the fixed location. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that there was a significant correlation between the presence of a fixed medical site and the participation of home medical integrated care. The availability of a fixed health care site is a site that is familiar to consumers and is often used to predict the level of health care utilization. The presence of a regular home medical integrated care.

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