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2022 Aug 14

BMC Health Serv Res



Barriers to accessing health care for people with chronic conditions: a qualitative interview study.


Schwarz T, Schmidt AE, Bobek J, Ladurner J
BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Aug 14; 22(1):1037.
PMID: 35964086.


There is a growing interest in redesigning healthcare systems to increase access to and coordination across care settings for people with chronic conditions. We aim to gain a better understanding of the barriers faced by (1) children with chronic bronchial asthma, (2) adults with non-specific chronic back pain, and (3) older people with pre-existing mental illness/es in Austria's fragmented social health insurance system.