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Health Care Needs, Utilization and Barriers in Croatia - Regional and Urban-Rural Differences


Pristaš, Ivan; Bilić, Marinko; Pristaš, Irina; Vončina, Luka; Krčmar, Nevenka; Polašek, Ozren; Stevanović, Ranko
Health Care Needs, Utilization and Barriers in Croatia - Regional and Urban-Rural Differences // Collegium antropologicum, 33 (2009), S1; 121-130 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Health Care Needs, Utilization and Barriers in Croatia - Regional and Urban-Rural Differences

Autori
Pristaš, Ivan ; Bilić, Marinko ; Pristaš, Irina ; Vončina, Luka ; Krčmar, Nevenka ; Polašek, Ozren ; Stevanović, Ranko

Izvornik
Collegium antropologicum (0350-6134) 33 (2009), S1; 121-130

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Health care needs; health care utilization; barriers ti health care; inequity; economic status; regional differences; urban-rural differences

Sažetak
Even the most socially aware countries in the World have noticed the gap increase between the poorest and the richest population groups. The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of inequity and to identify main barriers for equitable health care utilization by economic status, region and area of living, controlled for health needs in the Croatian adult population. The data from the Croatian Adult Health Survey 2003 were used in this study. The results show that among the respondents with higher health needs, those with economic status above average had higher proportion of regular annual general practitioner and medical specialist visits. In contrast, highly frequent visits to physician were more common in respondents who were below average economic status. Economically worse-off women, regardless on their health care needs reported gynecologist visits less regularly than the better-off women. Long waiting and the large distance from the health care facilities were the most commonly reported barriers in health care utilization. High expenses were present as the main barrier at dentist and inpatient health services utilization. Suburban and rural settlements were more burdened with long distance from the health care facilities and high expenses for all health services, aggravated by the long waiting time for visits to GP. Respondents from the urban settings reported long waiting time and unkindness of the health personnel as the main barriers. The results of this study clearly show the main barriers in the equitable health care delivery to Croatia population from the health care users perspective.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
005-1080315-0303 - Odrednice jednakosti i pravičnosti u zdravlju i zdravstvenoj zaštiti u Hrvatskoj (Ranko Stevanović, )

Ustanove
Hrvatski zavod za javno zdravstvo,
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Klinika za infektivne bolesti "Dr Fran Mihaljević",
Opća bolnica Šibenik

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE