[Accessibility to health services: theoretical debate on determinants and implications in the public health policy]

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. Jan-Feb 2017;55(1):82-89.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

This paper presents the theorical development of accesibility as process and product. The process consists of the elements that converge to meet the objectives of providing medical care in a timely manner. As product is a component of effective care. Accesibility itself is subject to a combination of economic, cultural, social, geographic and contextual aspects. Beyond the right of persons to receive health care, availability of institutions and the means to achieve.

El documento presenta el desarrollo teórico de la accesibilidad como proceso y producto. El proceso consiste en los elementos que convergen para cumplir con los objetivos de otorgar atención médica de manera oportuna. Como producto, es uno de los componentes de la atención efectiva.La accesibilidad por sí misma está supeditada a la conjunción de aspectos económicos, culturales, sociales, geográficos y de contexto. Más allá del derecho de las personas para recibir atención a su salud, de la disponibilidad de las instituciones y de los medios para lograrla.

Keywords: Health services accessibility; Indigenous population; Planning and management health policy; Public policy.

MeSH terms

  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Accessibility / organization & administration*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Health Services, Indigenous / organization & administration
  • Healthcare Disparities / ethnology
  • Humans
  • Mexico
  • Rural Health Services / organization & administration
  • Social Determinants of Health