Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
MEJIA-ORTEGA, Luz Mery; HERNANDEZ-PACHECO, Jeniffer and NIETO-LOPEZ, Emmanuel. Accessibility Conditions to Health Services of Inmates and Cohabitant Children in El Buen Pastor Women's Detention Center, Medellin, 2009. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.20, pp. 121-137. ISSN 1657-7027.
This cross section descriptive study made use of quantitative methods and primary sources of information by means of 170 surveys to characterize the accessibility to health services of the imprisoned women and their cohabitant children in El Buen Pastor Women's Detention Center of Medellin, Antioquia in 2009. The results indicate that the majority of them are from Antioquia, their average data is 36 years old, secondary education, singles and proceeding from the low socioeconomic sector. Imprisonment damaged their affiliation to the General Social Security in Health System. When they needed health services they were mainly assisted in the establishment. It is concluded that in spite of acceding to the health services, the imprisoned women expressed a high grade of dissatisfaction principally because of delays in the attention, insufficiency of resources and difficulties in the administrative proceedings. Among the barriers of access to the health services, the administrative proceedings prevail, in spite of the management led by the institution to guarantee health assistance for them.
Keywords : prisons; health services accessibility; health services needs and demand; Human rights; quality of life; general system of social security in health; detention centers; penitentiary sanity.