Access to health care for ethnic minority populations

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Abstract

This paper reviews the research evidence on access to health care 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 healthcare 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume81
Issue number953
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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The full text is available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/pgmj.2004.026237

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Access to health care for ethnic minority populations. / Szczepura, Ala.

In: Postgraduate Medical Journal, Vol. 81, No. 953, 2005, p. 141-147.

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