Journal article

Geographical perspective of modeling primary healthcare accessibility

Justice Surage, Richard Tawiah, Timothy Twumasi-Mensah

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN HEALTH CARE | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to measure the spatial accessibility of primary healthcare facility in Ghanaian rural areas, by determining the barriers to healthcare accessibilities in the Amansie Central District. Design/methodology/approach Both network and proximity analyses were performed on the digitized data such as road networks, settlements, population, district boundary, natural resources (rivers, streams and forest) and site location (health facilities). To quantify the population who have access to healthcare the authors used the Ghana Health Service access criteria that health facility should be accessible to an estimated population within 8 km radius from the facility. ..

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