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"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"

2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Patient’s perception and level of primary health care utilization in east block of Madurai North taluk: A geo-health study


Author(s): V Saravanabavan, Aneesh P, Happy Maria Babu, M Harieswari, D Balaji and C Vinothini

Abstract: Health is a multi-dimensional process involving the wellbeing of the whole person in the context of his environment. Health is one of the major dimensions in the socio economic development. The development in the health condition and in the field of health studies is essential for the sustainable economic and social development, thus increasing the life expectancy and the health condition of the people The main objectives of the study were; 1. To analyse the patient perception and satisfaction level who avail these healthcare services. 2. To analyse the travel pattern and movement pattern of patients from their residence to the PHC with respect to their age and sex indicators. The east block of Madurai north taluk is situated in southern part of Tamil Nadu, Madurai north taluk-east block is located in the north eastern part of the Madurai district on coordinates of 9o55’ 41.” N to 9˚92’ N latitude and 77o58’29” E to 77˚97’ E longitude. The data for the present was collected from primary and secondary source of data, the primary data was based on the questionnaires collected from the patients. The random sampling technique is adopted to collect the primary data in 6 of the primary health centers. Altogether about 120 respondents have been interviewed totally from the study area for the present study purpose. It include mapping of the study area, overlay analysis and buffering using GIS software of ARC GIS. The Study describes about patients perception and utilization pattern of PHC’s in east block in Madurai also describes the travel pattern and healthcare planning of PHC’s in Madurai-east block.

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V Saravanabavan, Aneesh P, Happy Maria Babu, M Harieswari, D Balaji, C Vinothini. Patient’s perception and level of primary health care utilization in east block of Madurai North taluk: A geo-health study. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2021;3(1):34-41.
International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment