Health services accessibility

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Access to health


Conference proceedings

City health and liveability: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Papers in this track bring together academics, tertiary students, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to explore how our cities are impacting health behaviours, risk factors and outcomes, and how cities can be more resilient and equitable in the decades ahead.
Report

Investing in our future: building strong and resilient health systems in the Indo-Pacific region

Building strong and resilient health systems across the Indo-Pacific region will require the sustained support of development partners and donors for the foreseeable future. This report presents the findings and recommendations from a rapid desk-based review of the current status of health system strengthening in...
Briefing paper

Health policy and equity

Good health is not guaranteed for all Australians. The authors of this paper argue that policy must address issues of access and appropriate care so no one is left behind.
Report

Provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians: interim report

This interim inquiry report recommends that the Australian government further investigates the provision and distribution of general practitioners in rural and regional Australia, and that the Department of Health should develop benchmarks for the optimal distribution of primary health professionals.
Report

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2021

This publication aims to provide a comprehensive outline of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Briefing paper

Access to and delivery of general practice services: a study of patients at practices using digital and online tools

This briefing examined data from 146 GP practices in England using the askmyGP online consultation system between 1 March 2019 and 30 September 2021. The analysis shows that patients often choose remote over face-to-face consultations and that GP practices can mitigate the risk of digital...
Report

Building public understanding of health and health inequalities

This report explores reasons behind current public attitudes towards health and inequalities in health outcomes in the United Kingdom, drawing on polling and public attitudes research by the Health Foundation and others.
Report

“I have to ask to be included…”

This document reports on survey and focus group research conducted by Women’s Health Matters in 2021 and makes recommendations towards improving the health and wellbeing of women with disabilities in the ACT.
Report

The voice of Australian health consumers

This survey report outlines what Australian consumers think about their health system’s performance before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

The state of health and care 2022

In this report, the authors propose policies designed to better live with COVID-19, to help build back better, and to help prepare for the future.
Report

Rural, regional and remote roundtable on health service access report

A specialised roundtable discussion with rural health consumers, facilitated in December 2021 by the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), has resulted in a number of recommendations to help address gaps in accessing health services in rural, regional and remote...
Report

Health security in the Pacific: expert perspectives to guide health system strengthening

This report seeks to identify and prioritise health system strengthening initiatives that prevent impacts of health security threats and strengthen the ability to respond to these threats in the Pacific region.
Report

Navigating a pandemic: Australian practices and perspectives on information, services and technologies during the COVID-19 crisis

This report provides a comprehensive overview of how participants have coped during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have sought out resources during periods of disruption, isolation and quarantine. The findings offer insights that may enhance service provision and systems design decisions to better support...
Report

Improving access to specialist outpatient services

This audit report finds that by implementing the Specialist Outpatient Strategy, Queensland Health has improved patient access to specialist outpatient services and addressed the backlog of long waits at a point in time.
Journal article

Older adults’ perceptions of current and future hearing healthcare services in Australia, England, US and Canada

This study evaluates older adults’ perceptions of current and future hearing healthcare services in Australia, England, US and Canada, to explore potential levers and system improvements.
Policy report

The disease of disparity

This report identifies six areas where policy incentives are misaligned with an ambition to tackle health inequality, and makes recommendations across the NHS and the socio-economic drivers of poor health.
Strategy

National roadmap for improving the health of people with intellectual disability

This roadmap aims to address serious health inequities faced by people with intellectual disability. It outlines how Australia can create a health system where people with intellectual disability are valued, respected and have access to high quality, timely and comprehensive health care.
Report

Reflecting poorly: health care in the U.S. compared to other high-income countries

No two countries are alike when it comes to organising and delivering health care for their people - creating an opportunity to learn about alternative approaches. The goal of this report is to compare the performance of health care systems of 11 high-income countries.
Report

Aboriginal people’s experiences of hospital care

The report explores Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people’s experiences of care and examines differences in experiences at rural and urban hospitals, and trends over time.
Journal article

The experiences of refugee Muslim women in the Aotearoa New Zealand healthcare system

This study explores the experiences of refugee Muslim women as they accessed and navigated the healthcare system in Aotearoa New Zealand.