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Health care opportunities perceived by people with disabilities in the department of Meta (Colombia)


Nursing & Care Open Access Journal
Suly Castro Molinares, Arley Camelo Ciro 

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Abstract

This document reports a study on the perception of people with disabilities on health care opportunities. The sample consisted of 135 persons with physical and sensory disabilities from the department of Meta (Colombia). An ad hoc instrument was used, consisting of ten items that inquire about the perception of opportunities for care in general medicine, specialized medicine, and delivery of medicines. The results indicate a moderately favorable perception in relation to the times for the assignment of medical appointments; and an unfavorable perception of the waiting times when attending the consultation and in the delivery of medicines. These results show the importance of the health entities in the department of Meta to improve the care provided to these people to guarantee their right to receive timely care and thus improve their quality of life. 

Keywords

health service, patient, quality of life, medical consultation

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