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ejmi. 2019; 3(2): 127-131 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2019.98831

The Effects of Syrian Immigrants on Our Health System: Kilis State Hospital Operating Room Case Profile Changes over Years

Ali Bestemi Kepekci1
1Meltem Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, Istanbul, Turkey and Yeni Yuzyil University, Health Occupation High-School Anesthesia, Istanbul, Turkey

Objectives: World wars in world history affected all humanity according to the distance to the battlefield. Syria also wounded in the civil war were transferred to Turkey, including in particular our border cities. Methods: All operations performed at Kilis State Hospital between 2009-2014 were retrospectively evaluated from the patient file records of the operating room in the hospital automation program. The operations were divided into groups A-B-C-D-E according to Turkish Medical Association Directive. The effect of migration on the types of operations performed in the operating room was investigated. Results: A total of 88.711 operations were evaluated. When the operations performed in the operating room were evaluated according to the surgical group, it was seen that there was an increase in the overall operation groups over the years. Conclusion: In this study, the total number of operations increased each year. The acceleration in the increase is in line with the times when the conflicts in the Syrian war increased. The wars have affected the countries of the region in many ways. When planning health investments, hospitals and health organizations should be planned with consideration of geopolitical and environmental characteristics. Keywords: Case profile, health system, immigrants


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Kepekci A. The Effects of Syrian Immigrants on Our Health System: Kilis State Hospital Operating Room Case Profile Changes over Years. ejmi. 2019; 3(2): 127-131

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