Patterns of public sector health service utilisation in relation to severity and weekday or weekend occurrence were identified for children from Kayelitsha with diarrhoeal disease.
The current organisation of local services is inappropriate for the provision of basic primary care for these children.
Given the inadequate access to appropriate care, caregivers select their health service options rationally.
This paper recommends that a 24-hour rehydration unit be established in Kayelitsha to improve the effectiveness and appropriateness of the management of these children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Service santé, Enfant, Homme, Utilisation, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Organisation santé, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Health service, Child, Human, Use, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Public health organization, South Africa, Africa
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Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 199406.