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Access to hospitals
 — a literature review
Author(s)J P Rigby
Corporate AuthorAccess and Mobility Division, Transport Operations Department, Transport and Road Research Laboratory
PublisherTransport and Road Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, 1978
Pages36 pp (TRRL Laboratory Report, 853)
KeywordsHospital services ; Accessibility ; Literature reviews.
AnnotationLiterature from the fields of transport, town planning and medical care has been examined, to determine patterns of hospital accessibility and expected trends in hospital access and location. Inhabitants of rural areas experience travel difficulties because of long distances to hospital and poor public transport. Large hospitals serving large catchment populations are likely to aggravate such difficulties. Other access problems are long journey times and high costs for users do not have a car; this deters some people (particularly visitors) from travelling. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930421033 B
ClassmarkLD: 5CA: 64A

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