The effect of distance from home on attendance at a small rural health centre in Papua New Guinea.

@article{Mller1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of distance from home on attendance at a small rural health centre in Papua New Guinea.},
  author={Ivan M{\"u}ller and Tametra Smith and Steve J. Mellor and Lawrence Rare and Blaise Genton},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          878-84
        }
}
BACKGROUND The willingness of patients in the rural tropics to seek medical care at primary health care facilities is influenced by the distance they have to travel, but few studies have tried to estimate these distance effects. METHODS Distance decay effects in attendance rates were estimated from a database of 4348 attendances at a rural health centre in Papua New Guinea, linked to demographic and house position data for the catchment population. Small-scale spatial patterns and differences… CONTINUE READING

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