Journal article

Health care equity and access for marginalised young people: a longitudinal qualitative study exploring health system navigation in Australia

Fiona Robards, Melissa Kang, Katharine Steinbeck, Catherine Hawke, Stephen Jan, Lena Sanci, Ying Ying Liew, Marlene Kong, Tim Usherwood

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Young people have unique social, emotional and developmental needs that require a welcoming and responsive health system, and policies that support their access to health care. Those who are socially or culturally marginalised may face additional challenges in navigating health care, contributing to health inequity. The aim of this study was to understand health system navigation, including the role of technology, for young people belonging to one or more marginalised groups, in order to inform youth health policy in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: This qualitative longitudinal study involved 2-4 interviews each over 6 to 12 months with marginalised young people aged 12-24 y..

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