Personal access to health care

A concept analysis

Tommie Norris, Margaret Aiken

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Abstract

The objective of this concept analysis was to formulate an operational definition, so that those seeking, providing, and legislating health care policy would share a common interpretation of the concept. A concept analysis following the strategy suggested by Walker and Avant was used to identify antecedents, attributes, and empirical referents of access to health care. Furthermore, model, borderline, contrary, and invented cases were described. A theoretical definition was derived, which will lead to a better understanding of the concept and bring the concept closer to measurability and readiness for an operational definition. Access to health care has been addressed in political campaigns, studied by numerous legislative committees, and purported to be in an emergency state of disrepair. However, a measurable definition of access to health care continues to elude providers and legislators of health care; in as much, the meaning of the concept varies with the user.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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Personal access to health care : A concept analysis. / Norris, Tommie; Aiken, Margaret.

In: Public Health Nursing, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.01.2006, p. 59-66.

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Norris, Tommie ; Aiken, Margaret. / Personal access to health care : A concept analysis. In: Public Health Nursing. 2006 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 59-66.
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