The Role of Co-operative Modeling in Healthcare Provision: A Qualitative Study on the Perceptions of Physicians and Nurses

Author/s: Ayşegül Yıldırım Kaptanoğlu, Idil Yildirim

DOI: 10.12738/SM.2016.2.0024

Year: 2016 Vol: 2 Number: 2

Abstract

Although physicians and nurses are trying to effectively provide primary healthcare in family practice centers, many other factors, such as management and finance, also play an important role in healthcare provision. Understanding the perception of nurses and physicians concerning healthcare co-operatives in this context is important. Using a random sample, physicians and nurses were interviewed at their work in a primary healthcare center in Edirne, Turkey for a qualitative study. For the quantitative approach, all family physicians and nurses who signed consent forms were invited to join the research. From the interviews, we identified a specific pattern of concepts, which are associated with the co-operative’s healthcare facilities and obstacles. Physicians and nurses who work in an Edirne primary healthcare center are not aware and are not sufficiently motivated to provide healthcare via co-operative modeling.

Keywords
Co-operatives, Healthcare co-operatives, Physicians, Nurses, Co-operatives Perceptions Scale