Physical accessibility and utilization of health services in Yemen

Al-Taiar, Abdullah, Clark, Allan, Longenecker, Joseph C and Whitty, Christopher J M (2010) Physical accessibility and utilization of health services in Yemen. International Journal of Health Geographics, 9. p. 38. ISSN 1476-072X

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Abstract

Assessment of physical access to health services is extremely important for planning. Complex methods that incorporate data inputs from road networks and transport systems are used to assess physical access to healthcare in industrialised countries. However, such data inputs hardly exist in many developing countries. Straight-line distances between the service provider and resident population are easily obtained but their relationship with driving distance and travel time is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between different measures of physical access, including straight-line distances, road distances and travel time and the impact of these measures on the vaccination of children in Yemen.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: child,geography,health services,health services accessibility,humans,immunization programs,infant,interviews as topic,yemen
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 15:56
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 11:03
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46103
DOI: 10.1186/1476-072X-9-38

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