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Accessibility of professional health care (PRHC) in greater Bloemfontein

S. J. E. J. van Vuuren, G. W. de Klerk
Curationis | Vol 19, No 2 | a1318 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v19i2.1318 | © 1996 S. J. E. J. van Vuuren, G. W. de Klerk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 March 1996 | Published: 27 March 1996

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S. J. E. J. van Vuuren,, South Africa
G. W. de Klerk,, South Africa

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Abstract

The health of citizens is usually a priority in any society. In order to prevent/cure disease, people make use of various forms of care, ranging from lay care to professional health care (PRHC). Professional health care, however, is not equally accessible to all members of a society. This article attempts to indicate how factors such as costs, distance, consultation hours, attitude of medical personnel can result in PRHC being less accessible for some members and totally inaccessible for other members of a society. It is imperative that health care planners should once again review this issue in order to ensure that all South Africans are able to exercise their basic right to health care.

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