Tag Archives: Access

How to address disparities in access to healthcare information

Addressing disparities in access to health information is a challenge given the diverse sources of information and users’ trust in and preference for one source over another. Not an issue to be taken lightly, an individual’s ability to access credible health information directly impacts decision-making and health outcomes. Therefore, patient engagement is an important subject… Read More »

Barriers to HCV treatment access from the drug user's point of view: stigma, complex lives and damaged veins

Being asymptomatic led people to ignore their diagnosis and not to engage with medical care for hepatitis C, and interviewees said that they received little information about the impact of hepatitis C on their health or the likely progression of liver disease. People deferred treatment for a long time due to lack of symptoms, but… Read More »