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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2019 , Vol 3 , Issue 3
Overview of Paramedic Quotas at Universities and Number of Health Technician Staff in Turkey Between the Years 2008-2018
Ahu Pakdemirli1
1Dokuz Eylul University Vocational School of Health Services Department of First and Emergency Aid, Izmir, Turkey DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2019.779 Objectives: Over the years the number of paramedic programs and student quotas increased at universities. The aim of this study was to investigate the quota status and program numbers of the universities in Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) and "Health Technician" staff announcements between the years 2008-2018.

Patients and Methods: The data was taken from Turkish Republic assessment selection and placement center. Emergency and First Aid programs between 2008- 2018 in Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus including formal education and evening education and quota status of state universities and foundation universities and also "Health Technician" staff announcements between the years 2008-2018 were examined.

Results: In 2008, the number of programs was 29, while the total quota was 711; in 2018, the number of programs increased to 324 and the total quota increased to 11829. In the 10-year period, the average annual quota increase rate was 77% for public universities and 75% for foundation universities.

Conclusion: In this study, the number of students and programs in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus universities Health Services Vocational School Paramedic Programs and health technician staff announcement has been investigated. There was no significant difference between the public and the foundation universities in terms of quota change rates (p> 0.05). First and Emergency Aid programs and quotas have increased continuously over the years. No significant difference was found as a result of the evaluation of the number of programs and quotas with the number of public personnel appointments of the graduates of the department. Keywords : paramedic quotas, first and emergency aid, education, health technician staff