Rural residents more-so women and children hardly access the basic health-care they need. This is major because of a number of factors including high illiteracy levels, intense poverty, social stigmas, and trust issues, etc. All these factors play a part in worsening the dangers associated with poor health outcomes.
Rural residents should be able to conveniently have access to primary care, emergency care, public health, and wellness services with confidence.
Any person’s ability to access health-care services has a profound effect on every aspect of her health, yet residents in rural communities face a pressing and pervasive problem of difficulty with accessing health-care. This is brought about by the limited number of health-care providers in their areas. Such persons are more likely to skip the basic health-care due to costs involved, increasing their risk for serious and disabling health conditions; and even when they access health-care services, they are often burdened with large medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses.
Rural residents often encounter barriers to health-care that limit their ability to obtain the care they need. In order for rural residents to have sufficient access, necessary and appropriate health-care services must be available and obtainable in a timely manner. Even when an adequate supply of health-care services exists in the community, there are other factors to consider in terms of health-care access.