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Emergency Medical Service (EMS) utilization by Syrian refugees residing in Ankara, Turkey

Altıner, Ali Osman and Yeşil, Sıdıka Tekeli. (2018) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) utilization by Syrian refugees residing in Ankara, Turkey. Prehospital and disaster medicine, 33 (2). pp. 160-164.

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Abstract

Introduction Many Syrians have left their country and migrated to other countries since March 2011, due to the civil war. As of March 2016, a total of 2,747,946 Syrian refugees had immigrated to Turkey. Some Syrian refugees have been living in camps, while 2,475,134 have been living in metropolitan areas, such as Ankara. Study Objective This study investigated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) utilization among Syrian refugees residing in Ankara.; This study was a descriptive, cross-sectional database analysis using data obtained from the Department of EMS of the Ankara Provincial Health Directorate.; Five stations in the Altındağ region of Ankara responded to 42% of all calls from Syrian refugees. Prehospital EMS in Ankara have been used mostly by Syrian refugees younger than 18-years-old. Study findings also suggest that medical staff in regions where Syrian refugees are likely to be treated should be supported and provided with the ability to overcome language barriers and cultural differences. Altıner AO , Tekeli Yeşil S . Emergency Medical Service (EMS) utilization by Syrian refugees residing in Ankara, Turkey. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2018;33(2):160-164.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Medicine > Clinical Research (Reither)
UniBasel Contributors:Tekeli-Yesil, Sidika
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Cambridge Univ. Press
ISSN:1049-023X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:03 Jul 2018 07:59
Deposited On:03 Jul 2018 07:59

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