Menizibeya Osain Welcome, E-mail: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. As an important element of national security, public health not only functions to provide adequate and timely medical care but also track, monitor, and control disease outbreak.
Back to Top Emerging Issues in Access to Health Services Over the first half of this decade, as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of20 million adults have gained health insurance coverage.
In addition, data from the Healthy People Midcourse Review demonstrate that there are significant disparities in access to care by sex, age, race, ethnicity, education, and family income. These disparities exist with all levels of access to care, including health and dental insurance, having an ongoing source of care, and access to primary care.
Disparities also exist by geography, as millions of Americans living in rural areas lack access to primary care services due to workforce shortages. Future efforts will need to focus on the deployment of a primary care workforce that is better geographically distributed and trained to provide culturally competent care to diverse populations.
Specific issues that should be monitored over the next decade include: Increasing and measuring insurance coverage and access to the entire care continuum from clinical preventive services to oral health care to long-term and palliative care Addressing disparities that affect access to health care e.
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Oxford University Press; Contribution of primary care to health systems and health.Primary care in Nigeria is delivered and accessed through primary, secondary and tertiary health facilities, while in rural areas primary care is mostly situated in governmental primary .
Nigeria’s Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) reform, instituted in , aims to address key stewardship and governance issues as the most intractable problems facing Nigeria’s health services delivery.
Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Abuja, Nigeria. the health care delivery system in Nigeria. In , PHC implementation started with the for implementing primary health care in Nigeria. Capacity building Manpower development is crucial to quality health care delivery.
Systemwide barriers impede health care delivery in the region. A comprehensive approach that strengthens key elements of national health systems is required to save lives. In recent decades, global attention to the harrowing state of health in sub-Saharan Africa has increased dramatically.
Funding. Mar 14, · Although many studies have established the importance of access to health care in addressing poor health outcomes (28–30), how barriers to health care contribute to under-five mortality has received less attention in Nigeria. Hence, this study is designed to address this knowledge gap.
Mar 14, · Although many studies have established the importance of access to health care in addressing poor health outcomes (28–30), how barriers to health care contribute to under-five mortality has received less attention in Nigeria.
Hence, this study is designed to address this knowledge gap.