Inequalities in doctor consultations
Measuring rates of health care utilisation, such as doctor consultations, is one way of identifying whether there are access problems for certain populations. Difficulties in consulting doctors because of excess cost, long waiting periods or travelling time, lack of knowledge or incentive may lead to lower utilisation, and in turn to poorer health status and increased health inequalities.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2009-12-01