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Table 1 Definition of barriers within the model of fit

From: A systematic review of barriers to optimal outpatient specialist services for individuals with prevalent chronic diseases: what are the unique and common barriers experienced by patients in high income countries?

Form of barrier Definitions [107]
Availability The relationship between the volume or type of existing services and patient volume or type of needs.
Accessibility The relationship between the location of health services and the location of the patients.
Accommodation The relationship between the manner in which the supply resources are organized to accept patients and the patients’ ability to accommodate to these factors.
Affordability The relationship between prices of services and the patients’ ability and willingness to pay for these services.
Acceptability The relationship between patients’ attitudes to personal and practice characteristics of existing providers and alternatively, provider perceptions of patients’ characteristics.