Access to Health Care


by: Gulliford, Martin
Format: Paperback

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Product Description To what extent can we have truly universal, comprehensive and timely health services, equally available to all? Access to Health Care considers the meaning of 'access' in health care and examines the theoretical issues that underpin these questions. Contributors draw on a range of disciplinary perspectives to investigate key aspects of access, including: · geographical accessibility of services · socio-economic equity of access · patients' help-seeking behaviour · organisational problems and access · methods for evaluating access. Access is considered in both a UK and international context. The book includes chapters on contrasting health policies in the United States and European Union. Access to Health Care provides both health care researchers as well as health professionals, managers and policy analysts, with a clear and wide-ranging overview of topical and controversial questions in health policy and health services organization and delivery. About the Author Martin Gulliford is Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the Department of Public Health, King's College London. Myfanwy Morgan is Reader in Sociology of Health in the Department of Public Health, King's College London.


Product Code: 9780415275460
ISBN: 0415275466
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-06-26
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 6.06 x 0.55 x 9.06 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds