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Title: Inequities in access to health care in South Africa
Authors: Harris, B
Goudge, J
Ataguba, J E
McIntyre, D
Nxumalo, N
Keywords: OUT-OF-POCKET PAYMENTS
ACCESS TO SERVICES
HEALTH-CARE UTILIZATION
INEQUITIES
HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
SOUTH AFRICA
HEALTH EXPENDITURE
HEALTH INSURANCE
USER FEES
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Harris, B., Goudge, J., Ataguba, J. E., McIntyre, D., Nxumalo, N., Jikwana, S., & Chersich, M. (2011). Inequities in access to health care in South. Journal of Public Health Policy, 32 (S1): S102-S103. doi:10.1057/jphp.2011.35
Abstract: Achieving equitable universal health coverage requires the provision of accessible, necessary services for the entire population without imposing an unaffordable burden on individuals or households. In South Africa, little is known about access barriers to health care for the general population. We explore affordability, availability, and acceptability of services through a nationally representative household survey (n=4668), covering utilization, health status, reasons for delaying care, perceptions and experiences of services, and health-care expenditure. Socio-economic status, race, insurance status, and urban-rural location were associated with access to care, with black Africans, poor, uninsured and rural respondents, experiencing greatest barriers. Understanding access barriers from the user perspective is important for expanding health-care coverage, both in South Africa and in other low- and middle-income countries.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50193
ISSN: 0197-5897
Project Number: 103460
Project Title: Teasdale-Corti Global Health Research Partnership
Document Delivery: This document is not available in the IDRC Digital Library / Ce document n'est pas disponible dans la Bibliothèque numérique du CRDI
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Research Results (GHRI) / Résultats de recherches (IRSM)
Teasdale-Corti Global Health Research Partnership (TC) / partenariat Teasdale-Corti de recherche en santé mondiale
Health Systems Research / recherche sur les systèmes de santé
2010-2019 / Années 2010-2019

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