Assessment of Factors Influencing the Utilization of laboratory services on Public Primary Health Care Services in Makkah Al-Mokarramah City, Saudi Arabia in 2022
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 3183-3198
AbstractIn resource-constrained settings, primary health centers (PHCs) are critical for universal health coverage. Laboratory service is one of its important components. While PHC and its performance are focused, its laboratory service has been neglected in developing countries.
A routine checkup is a general physical evaluation and is not performed for a specific injury, illness or condition. A routine checkup in laboratory service is one of its important components are beneficial for detecting diseases in early stages when treatments are most effective. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), free-of-charge healthcare services including the analysis to be carried out in laboratories are offered to citizens. However, studies are consistently finding that Saudi people are not taking advantage of the free routine checkups.
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