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Availability, accessibility and
acceptability in health services
Dr Gargi Sinha
MBBS (Lady Hardinge Medical College ,New D...
Purpose
For improvement in health
services ,it is important to
understand the concept of
• availability
• accessibility
• ...
Availability
It means any health care
facility should be
• in sufficient quantity for a
given population
Accessibility
It means any health care facility should be
 Accessible for everyone
 Example, if a breast screening progr...
Dimension of accessibility
Physical accessibility
Non
discrimination
Information accessibility
affordability
How acceptability is an important
component?
Example- It may be possible in some culture,
not to visit opposite gender he...
Conclusion
Drawing from above analysis , providing equitable health for all it is
important to
• Identify the factors such...
Reference
Germov, J. (2014). Second opinion: an introduction to health sociology (Vol. Fifth;5;5th;).
Australia: Oxford Un...
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Availability, accessibility,acceptibility in health service

  1. 1. Availability, accessibility and acceptability in health services Dr Gargi Sinha MBBS (Lady Hardinge Medical College ,New Delhi ), Grad. Dip. Public Health (Edith Cowan University ,Australia)
  2. 2. Purpose For improvement in health services ,it is important to understand the concept of • availability • accessibility • acceptability Acceptability accessibility availability
  3. 3. Availability It means any health care facility should be • in sufficient quantity for a given population
  4. 4. Accessibility It means any health care facility should be  Accessible for everyone  Example, if a breast screening program conducted in a city ,it may be possible that women from rural and remote area cannot reach to the screening program due to distance or lack of transport  Hence, beast screening is available but not accessible
  5. 5. Dimension of accessibility Physical accessibility Non discrimination Information accessibility affordability
  6. 6. How acceptability is an important component? Example- It may be possible in some culture, not to visit opposite gender health practitioner for consultation . Hence , health services need to be sensitive regarding such matter Notice that a health service may be available and accessible however without acceptability of a service , people might not use the service .
  7. 7. Conclusion Drawing from above analysis , providing equitable health for all it is important to • Identify the factors such as structural and cultural . • Core attention should be given to vulnerable and margin Overall, to ensure right for health ,the understanding of availability ,accessibility and acceptability is essential for health practitioners
  8. 8. Reference Germov, J. (2014). Second opinion: an introduction to health sociology (Vol. Fifth;5;5th;). Australia: Oxford University Press. World Health Organisation. The right to health. Retrieved from http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/ESCR/Health/RightToHealthWHOFS2.pdf

health sociology, health for all, barriers to health care, culture and health , availability of health service , accessibility of health service, acceptability of health service, public health,

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