Access to Health Services includes issues related to uninsurance, underinsurance, provider shortage areas, workforce, quality, barriers, and economic cost.
The corresponding Healthy People 2020 goal is to “improve access to comprehensive, quality health care services.” As Healthy People explains, “Access to
comprehensive, quality health care services is important for the achievement of health equity and for increasing the quality of a healthy life for everyone.
This topic area focuses on four components of access to care: coverage, services, timeliness, and workforce.
For more information, see the Healthy People 2020 topic, Access to Health Services.