Access to healthcare for ethnic minority populations
Szczepura, Ala. (2005) Access to healthcare for ethnic minority populations. Postgraduate Medical Journal, Vol.81 . pp. 141-147. ISSN 0032-5473
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/pgmj.2004.026237
This paper reviews the research evidence on access to healthcare by ethnic minority populations, and discusses what might need to be done to improve access to services. Research on the process of care, and the quality of care received, is considered as well as studies examining uptake of services. Changes in legal context are increasing the pressure on health care organisations to examine and adapt their services to ensure equitable access. Examples presented include a new UK population cancer screening programme. The main challenges for clinicians, managers and policy makers in ensuring equitable access are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Medical care -- Ethnic groups, Medical screening -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Postgraduate Medical Journal|
|Page Range:||pp. 141-147|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Description:||Version submitted (pre-print, unpublished manuscript)|
1. Szczepura A, Johnson M, Gumber G, Jones K, Clay D. A review of the research evidence on ethnicity and communication. Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. April 2004. ISBN: 0-9535430-3-X.
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