Poverty and Access to Health Care in Developing Countries

  title={Poverty and Access to Health Care in Developing Countries},
  author={David H. Peters and Anuja Rani Garg and Gerald Bloom and Damian G. Walker and William R. Brieger and M. Hafizur Rahman},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
People in poor countries tend to have less access to health services than those in better‐off countries, and within countries, the poor have less access to health services. This article documents disparities in access to health services in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs), using a framework incorporating quality, geographic accessibility, availability, financial accessibility, and acceptability of services. Whereas the poor in LMICs are consistently at a disadvantage in each of the… 

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