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Table 1 The 5As access to care dimensions

From: “It is the medicines that keep us alive”: lived experiences of diabetes medication use and continuity among adults in Southeastern Tanzania

Dimensions of access Description
Acceptability The relationship between clients’ attitudes about the service characteristics
Affordability The relationship between the price of the services and the clients’ ability to pay
Accessibility The relationship between the location of the service and the location of the clients taking into account client transportation resources, travel time, distance, and cost
Availability The relationship between the amount and the type of the existing health services and the clients’ needs
Accommodation The relationship between the manner in which the services are organized and clients’ expectations
  1. Source: Penchnasky and Thomas 1981.