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Socio-Economic Determinants of Household access to Health Services in Selected District of Punjab


Abstract


Background: Sound health is basic right of every individual and access to health care is necessary. The right to use health services (HS) is a multifarious idea. In Pakistan provision of basic health facilities of health are inadequate. Current study was aimed at highlighting the primary reasons behind it.

Methods: This study used cross sectional data from Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurement (PSLM) to determine the social and economic determinants of health care services in selected districts of province Punjab. Logistic regression technique is used to measure the impact of selected variables on health access.

Results:  Results of the study showed that the health access services in the district of Faisalabad are greater as compared to the Rawalpindi and Layyah districts. Moreover, people were using private health facilities as compared to government health facilities.

Conclusion: The study indicated that the education level, household (HH) head gender, work status, region and place of residence, and economic situation, affect the health access services in selected regions. Measures should be taken to reduce the monopoly of private health sector by providing better government health facilities.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2427/12913

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