Challenges to maternal health care utilisation among ethnic minority women in a resource poor region of Sichuan Province, China

Harris, Amanda, Zhou, Yun, Liao, Hua, Barclay, Lesley, Zeng, Weiyue and Gao, Yu (2010) Challenges to maternal health care utilisation among ethnic minority women in a resource poor region of Sichuan Province, China. Health Policy and Planning, 25 4: 311-318. doi:10.1093/heapol/czp062


Author Harris, Amanda
Zhou, Yun
Liao, Hua
Barclay, Lesley
Zeng, Weiyue
Gao, Yu
Title Challenges to maternal health care utilisation among ethnic minority women in a resource poor region of Sichuan Province, China
Journal name Health Policy and Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-1080
1460-2237
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/heapol/czp062
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 311
End page 318
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract We present a simple descriptive study of maternal health care utilization among ethnic minority women in a remote region of China. Factors that affect women obtaining care and their decision-making are explored. Results show that utilization of maternal health care services is associated with a range of social, economic, cultural and geographic factors as well as the policies of the state and the delivery of services. Utilization is not necessarily increased through easy access to a health facility. We identify potential for improving utilization through developing the role of village-based health care workers, expanding mobile antenatal care clinics and changing the way township hospital services are provided and funded. This would include modifications to rural health insurance schemes. Several of these changes are achievable at the township or county level. The findings of this study provide insights that can be used by local health providers, planners and decision-makers to improve the provision of maternal health care services to ethnic minority women.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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