Barriers to accessing healthcare services in developing nations: reflective lessons for the gulf cooperation council countries

Hussah Alghodaier*, Lubna Al-Nasser, Ali Al-Shehri, Mohamed Khalifa, Mowafa Househ, Majid Alsalamah, Ashraf El-Metwally

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Abstract

Patient satisfaction with the healthcare services is critical to addressing the barriers to accessing healthcare. Many combined factors are responsible for the poor accessibilities to primary healthcare centers. Less availability of prescription drugs and less thoroughness of care are most frequently associated with high rates of patient dissatisfaction. The low satisfaction rates of patients need to be investigated further to promote prevention programs and increase utilization of healthcare services by patients. The purpose of this book chapter is to analyse the critical dimensions that influence patient satisfaction with primary healthcare services in six gulf countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Public Health in Developing Nations
EditorsMohamud Sheikh, Aziza Mahamoud, Mowafa Househ
PublisherIGI Global
Pages121-132
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781466687035
ISBN (Print)1466687029, 9781466687028
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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