Barriers to access of primary healthcare by people with low income in urban communities: A qualitative study*


  • Supranee Sittikan nursing


The primary healthcare service accessibilities, healthcare users, focused ethnography


This focused ethnography research was initiative to explore the beliefs and perceptions of healthcare users regarding the conditioning factors of primary health service accessibilities in the Isan region. The key informants were selected via defined criterions including 40 healthcare users, and 6 general informants. Content with thematic analysis techniques of the data were employed. The result revealed that the conditioning factors of primary health service accessibilities included: the beliefs and perception of healthcare services access, family income, incomprehensive health services according to problems and needs, insufficient healthcare providers. The findings of this study might yield suggestions to develop a healthcare service guideline for the primary healthcare service center, which coverage access all dimensions and holistic care for healthcare users in socio cultural of Isan.


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Sittikan S. Barriers to access of primary healthcare by people with low income in urban communities: A qualitative study*. JNSH [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 30 [cited 2022 Jun. 25];43(1):19-2. Available from: