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    Access to health care of persons with disabilities as an indicator of equity in health systems

    MacLachlan, Malcolm and Mannan, Hasheem and McAuliffe, Eilish (2011) Access to health care of persons with disabilities as an indicator of equity in health systems. Open Medicine, 5 (1). ISSN 2391-5463

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    Health systems are often evaluated using indicators such as maternal mortality, which reflect the health status of the population and the effectiveness of health services. Addressing the right to health of persons with disabilities is a significant challenge for health systems because health services for this subgroup are interdependent on other sectors in society, such as education, employment and transportation. By considering health care access of persons with disabilities, it is possible to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the health system in terms of equity, accessibility and right to health.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: access; health care; persons; disabilities; indicator; equity; health systems;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16500
    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 14:28
    Journal or Publication Title: Open Medicine
    Publisher: De Gruyter Open
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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