Factors affecting access to health care institutions by the internally displaced population in Colombia

Amparo Susana Mogollón-Pérez, María Luisa Vázquez

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    In Colombia, the on-going armed conflict causes displacement of thousands of persons that suffer its economic, social, and health consequences. Despite government regulatory efforts, displaced people still experience serious problems in securing access to health care. In order to analyze the institutional factors that affect access to health care by the internally displaced population, a qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive study was carried out by means of semi-structured individual interviews with a criterion sample of stakeholders (81). A narrative content analysis was performed, with mixed generation of categories and segmentation of data by themes and informants. Inadequate funding, providers' problems with reimbursement by insurers, and lack of clear definition as to coverage under the Social Security System in Health pose barriers to access to health care by the internally displaced population. Bureaucratic procedures, limited inter- and intra-sector coordination, and scarce available resources for public health service providers also affect access. Effective government action is required to ensure the right to health care for this population.
    Idioma originalEnglish (US)
    Páginas (desde-hasta)745-754
    Número de páginas10
    PublicaciónCadernos de Saude Publica
    DOI
    EstadoPublished - abr 1 2008

    Huella dactilar

    Health Services Accessibility
    Colombia
    Population
    Insurance Carriers
    United States Public Health Service
    Social Security
    Health
    Statistical Factor Analysis
    Economics
    Interviews
    Delivery of Health Care

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    Factors affecting access to health care institutions by the internally displaced population in Colombia. / Mogollón-Pérez, Amparo Susana; Vázquez, María Luisa.

    En: Cadernos de Saude Publica, 01.04.2008, p. 745-754.

    Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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