Equity and ability for all to gain entry to and to receive services from the health care system.
New strategies for increasing health care accessibility increase available and equal health care for all. It requires communication and networking between scientists, community members and groups, hospitals, insurance companies, and policy makers, to optimize community health outcomes, reduce health care costs, and increase community productivity.
Advice from authors on searching for information:
Access to self-reported researcher or administrative/in-house data may be required to locate documentation. Longitudinal data on health care access may be difficult to find for local areas but is available for U.S. on HealthyPeople.gov and Access to Health Care – CDC. Definitions of accessibility may vary among stakeholders and can include having insurance and nearby medical facilities, access to culturally acceptable care, care that is available during patient schedules, and patient access to transportation.
Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:
Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:
Interventions listed by national websites might not be applicable to certain communities based on political climate and options/examples for those circumstances may not be available or harder to find.
Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator: