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Improving the accessibility of health services in urban and regional settings for indigenous people

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posted on 2013-12-01, 00:00 authored by Vicki WareVicki Ware
Accessible health services are those that are physically available, affordable (economic accessibility), appropriate and acceptable. Health services can be inaccessible if providers do not acknowledge and respect cultural factors, physical barriers and economic barriers, or if the community is not aware of available services. There are many strategies for successfully improving Indigenous access to urban and regional health services. Individual service providers need to consult with their local community to identify the specific issues relating to their context and selectively adapt the strategies outlined in this report.

History

Volume

27

Pagination

1-23

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

2201-845X

ISBN-13

9781742495309

Indigenous content

This research output may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. We apologise for any distress that may occur.

Language

eng

Commissioning body

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse; http://www.aihw.gov.au/closingthegap/

Publication classification

A6.1 Research report/technical paper

Copyright notice

2013, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Publisher

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Place of publication

Canberra, A.C.T.

Series

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse Resource Sheets