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Australia has a universal public healthcare system, but access to eHealth services (i.e. use of the Internet and related technologies for healthcare services) remains a remarkable challenge, particularly in regional, rural and remote communities. Similar to many other countries, Australia faces the challenges of an ageing population and chronic disease management as well as balancing the supply of and the demand for quality healthcare and advanced medical procedures. The prima facie case for inequality in accessing eHealth services across geographical settings is widely acknowledged. However, regional residents' perceptions on access to eHealth services lack empirical evidence. Therefore, this study empirically investigates the current state and predictors of eHealth service access in regional Australia.
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Name: International journal of medical informatics
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The controlling of access to health services, usually by primary care providers; often used in managed care settings to reduce utilization of expensive services and reduce referrals. (From BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1999)
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Differences in access to or availability of facilities and services
Differential treatment or unequal access to opportunities or services based on perceived homosexual preference or orientation.
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