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Insular pathways to health care in the city: a multilevel analysis of access to hospital care in urban Kerala, India.

Authors
  • Levesque, Jean-Frédéric1
  • Haddad, Slim
  • Narayana, Delampady
  • Fournier, Pierre
  • 1 Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Montreal, Canada. [email protected] , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2007
Volume
12
Issue
7
Pages
802–814
Identifiers
PMID: 17596246
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The private sector is the predominant source of inpatient care in urban Kerala. The public sector has an important role in providing access to care for the poor. Investing in the quality of public services is essential to ensure equity in access.

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