How Partnerships and Collaborations Can Improve Healthcare Access
The Institute of Medicine defines access to healthcare as having the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes. Another definition, from an article on the International Journal for Equity in Health, highlights healthcare access as the opportunity or ease with which communities are able to use health services. In both of these definitions, access is basically the bridge that connects two entities–the individual who needs healthcare and the system or site that provides it. However processes are not as easy as they seem. Click here to read full article.