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Volume 301, 2021VI International Scientific Conference “Territorial Inequality: a Problem or Development Driver” (REC-2021)
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|Section||COVID-19 as a New Factor of Territorial Inequality|
|Published online||06 August 2021|
Spatial accessibility assessment to healthcare facilities: urban and rural areas
1 Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Department of Trade and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Management, Kamýcká 129, Prague 6, 165 00 Prague, Czech Republic
2 Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Department of Trade and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Management, Kamýcká 129, Prague 6, 165 00 Prague, Czech Republic
3 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), 2 Bolshaya Pirogovskaya str., Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This research concentrates on the spatial accessibility assessment to healthcare facilities. Specifically, in doing so it compares the situation in urban and rural areas. In many countries, health inequalities continue to be a major public health challenge. Furthermore, there is also urbanization that occurs when people move from rural areas to urban areas. It leads to an increase in urban population and the extent of urban areas. Driven by population growth, many cities in low and middle-income countries are growing at record rates which puts large pressure on the healthcare system and facilities. Our research demonstrates that due to many political, economic, social and cultural factors, the current inequalities in health care between regions, urban and rural areas and different age and income groups are increasing. Thence, there is a pressing need for the improvement of the healthcare in the lagged regions and areas using such means as the advanced technologies, analysis of data, as well as targeted funding and assistance to those who need it the most.
Key words: spatial accessibility / the gap between urban and rural areas / health care / differentiation
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