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dc.contributor.authorOu, Len
dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Pen
dc.contributor.authorHillman, Ken
dc.contributor.authorChen, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-13T03:35:20Zen
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-23T23:45:30Zen
dc.date.available2012-02-23T23:45:30Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10620/17451en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10620/3586en
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the parents’ perceived unmet needs in early childhood healthcare services among Indigenous, non-English-speaking background (NESB) and English-speaking background (ESB) children and the related barriers. Method: Data was from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Rao-Scott chi-square was used to examine the level of parents’ perceived unmet needs in three ethnic groups in early childhood healthcare services over a 12 month period. Survey logistic regression was used to assess the association between the groups of infants and the barriers to utilisation.Results: Ten per cent of Australian infants have at least one parents’ perceived unmet need in early childhood healthcare services. NESB (15.3%) and Indigenous (15.1%) infants were more likely than ESB infants (9.9%, p<0.001) to have parents’ perceived unmet needs in health care services. The barriers to service access include cost, transport problems, child care difficulties, service availability and family reasons. Parents of ESB infants were more likely to cite operating hours as the major barrier to accessing services. Conclusion: There were parents’ perceived unmet needs in a number of health services for all Australian infants, but at different levels by Indigenous, NESB and ESB groups. The most common barrier to services utilisation related to cost or private health insurance, availability and accessibility of service provision and other socioeconomic issues. Implications: Policy attention and operational changes are required to improve equity in accessing early childhood services, as well as to improve the overall access to healthcare services for all Australian infants.en
dc.subjectPolicyen
dc.subjectHealth -- Access to servicesen
dc.titleEthnic and Indigenous access to early childhood healthcare services in Australia: parents’ perceived unmet needs and related barriersen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00633.x/abstracten
dc.identifier.surveyLSACen
dc.identifier.rishttp://flosse.dss.gov.au//ris.php?id=3919en
dc.description.keywordsChildhooden
dc.description.keywordsBarrieren
dc.description.keywordshealth servicesen
dc.description.keywordsDisparityen
dc.description.keywordsUtilizationen
dc.identifier.journalAustralia and New Zealand Journal of Public Healthen
dc.identifier.volume35en
dc.description.pages& (30-37)en
dc.identifier.issue1en
local.identifier.id3919en
dc.subject.dssHealth and wellbeingen
dc.subject.dssGovernment, law and policyen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryHealthen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryPolicyen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryAccess to servicesen
dc.subject.flosseGovernment, law and policyen
dc.subject.flosseHealth and wellbeingen
dc.relation.surveyLSACen
dc.old.surveyvalueLSACen
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