Physical accessibility and utilization of health services in Yemen

Abdullah Al-Taiar, Allan Clark, Joseph C. Longenecker, Christopher J. M. Whitty

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Assessment of physical access to health services is extremely important for planning. Complex methods that incorporate data inputs from road networks and transport systems are used to assess physical access to healthcare in industrialised countries. However, such data inputs hardly exist in many developing countries. Straight-line distances between the service provider and resident population are easily obtained but their relationship with driving distance and travel time is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between different measures of physical access, including straight-line distances, road distances and travel time and the impact of these measures on the vaccination of children in Yemen.
Original languageEnglish
Article number38
JournalInternational Journal of Health Geographics
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2010


  • Child
  • Geography
  • Health Services
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs
  • Infant
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Yemen

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