Understanding barriers to health care: a review of disparities in health care services among indigenous populations

@article{Marrone2007UnderstandingBT,
  title={Understanding barriers to health care: a review of disparities in health care services among indigenous populations},
  author={Sonia Marrone},
  journal={International Journal of Circumpolar Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={66},
  pages={188 - 198}
}
  • Sonia Marrone
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • International Journal of Circumpolar Health
OBJECTIVES To review the current status of health care access and utilization among Indigenous people in the North America, Australia and New Zealand. [] Key MethodSTUDY DESIGN Literature review. METHODS A systematic search and critical review of relevant studies using online searches of electronic databases (PubMed, PsychINFO, MEDLINE) that examined issues relating to health care utilization and access.
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