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Type Journal Article - BMC Health Services Research
Title Geographic assessment of access to health care in patients with cardiovascular disease in South Africa
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Volume 18
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2018
Page numbers 197
URL https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3006-0
Abstract
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease are increasingly emerging as major contributors to morbidity and mortality in developing countries. For example, in South Africa, 195 people died per day between 1997 and 2004 from CVDs related causes. Access to efficient and effective health facility and care is an important contributing factor to overall population health and addressing prognosis, care and management CVD disease burden. This study aimed to spatially evaluate geographic health care access of people diagnosed with CVD to health facilities and to evaluate the density of the existing health facility network in South Africa.

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