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Table 3 Initial themes explored during interviews and FGDs

From: “Everything is provided free, but they are still hesitant to access healthcare services”: why does the indigenous community in Attapadi, Kerala continue to experience poor access to healthcare?

Community Healthcare providers
• Experience of managing ill health in the family/for self
• Perception of needs and healthcare requirement
• Initial management of healthcare (if any)
• Previous arrangements including the use of alternative systems
• Experience of seeking formal healthcare
• Experience at health facilities
• Facilitators for seeking healthcare
• Challenges faced in obtaining care
• Experience after obtaining care/follow up
• Opinion on healthcare facilities/ services being provided
• Details on the organisation of health care services
• Facilitators of healthcare provision
• Challenges faced in providing care
• Strategies to improve access to healthcare
• Opinion on the role of alternative systems in enabling healthcare access