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Health Seeking Behavior:A Review


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1 Junior Research Fellow, D.O.S in Social Work, Kamatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2 D.O.S in Social Work, Kamatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
     

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This study ofhealth seeking behavior outlines the main approaches within the field, and summarizes some of the key findings from recent work around the probes. Health seeking behavior is a somewhat over-utilized and undertheorized tool. Although it remains a valid tool for rapid appraisal of a particular issue at a particular time, it isof little use as it stands to explore the wider relationship between populations and health systems development. If we move the debate into new and more fruitful arenas, this study reaches the conclusion that we need to develop an understanding how populations engage with health systems, beyond health seeking behavior as a tool for describing the determinants ofhealth. This study uses secondary sources and descriptive methodology.

Keywords

Health Determinants, Health Systems, Health Seeking Behavior.
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Authors

Shweta Sanjeev Kumar
Junior Research Fellow, D.O.S in Social Work, Kamatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
S. Y. Swadi
D.O.S in Social Work, Kamatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Abstract


This study ofhealth seeking behavior outlines the main approaches within the field, and summarizes some of the key findings from recent work around the probes. Health seeking behavior is a somewhat over-utilized and undertheorized tool. Although it remains a valid tool for rapid appraisal of a particular issue at a particular time, it isof little use as it stands to explore the wider relationship between populations and health systems development. If we move the debate into new and more fruitful arenas, this study reaches the conclusion that we need to develop an understanding how populations engage with health systems, beyond health seeking behavior as a tool for describing the determinants ofhealth. This study uses secondary sources and descriptive methodology.

Keywords


Health Determinants, Health Systems, Health Seeking Behavior.

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