Consumers' proposed solutions to barriers to access of rural and remote speech pathology services

O'Callaghan, Anna M, McAllister, Lindy and Wilson, Linda (2005) Consumers' proposed solutions to barriers to access of rural and remote speech pathology services. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 7 2: 58-64. doi:10.1080/14417040500125277


Author O'Callaghan, Anna M
McAllister, Lindy
Wilson, Linda
Title Consumers' proposed solutions to barriers to access of rural and remote speech pathology services
Journal name Advances in Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1441-7049
1742-9528
Publication date 2005-06-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14417040500125277
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 58
End page 64
Total pages 7
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract Barriers inhibiting the equitable delivery of health services to rural and remote areas of Australia have been well documented. Yet the literature has not discussed health care consumers' proposed solutions to these barriers. This is especially the case when considering rural and remote speech pathology services. This paper reports on a study that investigated potential solutions to perceived barriers experienced by consumers when attempting to access paediatric speech pathology services in rural and remote New South Wales (NSW). The study consisted of a self-administered questionnaire mailed to members of the NSW branch of the Isolated Children's and Parents' Association (ICPA). Key findings from this study suggest consumer-based solutions to barriers to access in an attempt to maximize the effectiveness of sparse rural and remote speech pathology services, by matching the beliefs and expectations of consumers with the characteristics of services provided.
Keyword Speech pathology
Service delivery
Paediatric
Information technology
Telecommunications
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Error in published paper: McCallister should be spelt McAllister

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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