Equality or equity in health care access: a qualitative study of doctors' explanations to a longer doctor's delay among female TB patients in Vietnam

Earlier studies from Vietnam have highlighted the importance of studying gender aspects of health-seeking and diagnosis of potential tuberculosis patients. A longer doctor's delay to diagnosis among female TB patients has been shown. The objective of the present studywas to explore doctors' views about and explanations for the longer doctor's delay.

Document Date: 23 July, 2003
Author: A. Thorson and others
Subject: Gender