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Title: Determinants of health seeking behaviours and health service utilization : an analytical study of health seeking behaviours in the Northern areas of Pakistan
Author: Shaikh, Babar Tasneem
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 4125
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Currently the health policy planning process in Pakistan is impaired by a lack of analysis of how people use public, private and informal health care. Understanding the drivers of health seeking behaviour is important in order to develop rational policies to provide efficient, effective, acceptable, cost-effective, affordable and accessible health services and an overall responsive health care system. Better information is required on the determinants of health seeking behaviour such as socio-demographic, economic, physical accessibility, financial accessibility, women's autonomy and health service factors. To study the determinants of health seeking behaviour and their role in health service utilization in the population of the Northern Areas of Pakistan; and to improve the health policy planning process by providing evidence based information to the local government and the health care providers (private and traditional).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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