Barriers to Healthcare Access Faced by Indigenous Women in the Guatemalan Highland
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Emily A. Kragel
Logan N. Beyer
David L. Boyd
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 13, no. 1, A Barrier-free Health System for Indigenous Communities, August 2018, pp. 104-121
Data collected from 15 study participants living in three different communities indicates a hierarchy of barriers with the barrier of geography appearing to be the first and most difficult to overcome. Subsequent barriers include cost, perceived quality of care, trust of medical provider and available time.