Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/193134
Authors: 
Olugbamila, Omotayo Ben
Adeyinka, Samson Ajibola
Ugwu, Lucy Nkeiruka
Famutimi, John Taiwo
Sogbon, Odunwole
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economic and Environmental Studies (E&ES) [ISSN:] 2081-8319 [Volume:] 18 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 1135-1151
Abstract: 
This study investigated the household travel characteristics of health consumers in Ondo State to the available healthcare facilities. The study uses data collected from 1,181 health consumers from forty-two (42) settlements across the three senatorial districts of the State. The findings revealed that while some of the healthcare patrons travelled below 400 meters to get to the nearest healthcare facility, many of them spent more money on trips to reach their healthcare facilities. This shows that the majority of people are ready to patronize any healthcare facility irrespective of the distance and cost. The further analysis revealed that distance, travel time, cost of transport and travel mode are significant to the utilization of healthcare facilities. To this end, more healthcare facilities should be provided and located closer to people within shortest possible distance, especially in Ondo North and Ondo South senatorial districts.
Subjects: 
accessibility
distance
healthcare facilities and health consumers
JEL: 
I10
I18
L99
R49
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Document Type: 
Article

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