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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 Jan-Feb;55(1):82-89.

[Accessibility to health services: theoretical debate on determinants and implications in the public health policy].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.


in English, Spanish

This paper presents the theorical development of accesibility as process and product. The process consists of the elements that converge to meet the objectives of providing medical care in a timely manner. As product is a component of effective care. Accesibility itself is subject to a combination of economic, cultural, social, geographic and contextual aspects. Beyond the right of persons to receive health care, availability of institutions and the means to achieve.


Health services accessibility; Indigenous population; Planning and management health policy; Public policy

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