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Rural women's access to health care in Bangladesh: swimming against the tide?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21534125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Large segments of the population in developing countries are deprived of a fundamental right: access to basic health care. The problem of access to health care is particularly acute in Bangladesh. One crucial determinant of health seeking among rural women is the accessibility of medical care and barriers to care that may develop because of location, financial requirements, bureaucratic responses to the patient, social distance between client and provider, and the sex of providers. This article argues that to increase accessibility fundamental changes are required not only in resource allocation but also in the very structure of health services delivery.
Authors:
Md Abul Hossen; Anne Westhues
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in public health     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1937-190X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Public Health     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  2011-09-01     Revised Date:  2012-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308228     Medline TA:  Soc Work Public Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-93     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. ahossen2001@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bangladesh
Child, Preschool
Cultural Characteristics
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Policy*
Health Services Accessibility*
Healthcare Disparities*
Humans
Infant
Infant Mortality
Life Expectancy
Male
Maternal Mortality
Quality of Health Care*
Rural Health Services* / standards,  supply & distribution
Socioeconomic Factors
Women's Health Services / standards,  supply & distribution*

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