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Perspectiva Geográfica

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HERNANDEZ GENE, Francisco Javier  and  CARNICA BERROCAL, Rosana. Physical accessibility of the population to public health services in San Pelayo and Cereté, Córdoba, Colombia, year 2015. Perspectiva Geográfica [online]. 2017, vol.22, n.2, pp.67-84. ISSN 0123-3769.

This article analyzes the physical accessibility of the population to public health services, such as Health Centers, the Urban Health Care Centers (CAMU), Hospital), both at the I level of care, and the Hospital (II level) in municipalities of San Pelayo and Cereté (Colombia).The physical-spatial, qualitative variables (means of transport, type of track) and cuantitatives variables (velocities according to road type, number of inhabitants, travel times) determine physical accessibility categories through travel time (optimal, favorable, unfavorable, very unfavorable) for each type of equipment. In the west of the territory, the relief is unfavorable to access the health services, for the long distances of travel and the east, the flat area (alluvial plain of the river Sinu) accessibility is favorable and optimal. The principal conveyance is motorcycle (80 %) since public transport not exist either pavement roads (93,7 %); the speed don't exceed 40 km-h.

Keywords : Physical accessibility; Cereté; San Pelayo; Colombia; Public health services; social inequality; population.

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