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Inequality in the distribution and differential utilization of health services: a Botswana case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  609106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The uneven provision of health care in a developing country, Botswana, is examined. Curative out-patient attendance and in-patient hospitalization rates were found to vary markedly for groups of the population living at different distances from health facilities. Those people living 10 miles or less from clinics and hospitals had far higher utilization rates than those living at further distances. If the disparity in service provision described is to be altered then the planning and development of health services should concentrate upon the provision of basic health care and adapt to the manpower and economic constraints within which such systems operate.
G Walker; O Gish
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0022-5304     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trop Med Hyg     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-08     Completed Date:  1978-05-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406044     Medline TA:  J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catchment Area (Health)
Delivery of Health Care
Emergency Medical Services
Health Planning
Health Services / utilization*
Medically Underserved Area*
Referral and Consultation

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