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Survey of the opinions on the occupational health system in turkey expressed by patients of the Istanbul Hospital of Occupational Diseases
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Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Ethics, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
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Cerrahpasa Tıp Fakültesi, Istanbul University, Temel Bilimler Tıp Etiği Anabilim Dalı, 34098, Aksaray Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical School, Department of Ethics, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
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Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Public Health, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
 
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2011;24(2):192–198
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Objective: To examine the opinion of patients of an occupational diseases hospital on the quality of provision of occupational medicine services in Turkey. Materials and Methods: A total of 189 patients were interviewed using a 13-item survey about their jobs and workplaces. Results: The overall results of this study were as follows: 80.4% of the patients stated that physicians were located at their workplaces; 66.1% stated that inadequate attention was given to ensure the physical, psychological and social health of the employees; and 63.5% stated that sufficient protection against health risks was not provided. Conclusions: The quality of provision of occupational medicine services should be improved.
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