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Table 1 Analytical framework used in this study for factors influencing access to care†

From: Illness costs to households are a key barrier to access diagnostic and treatment services for tuberculosis in Tajikistan

Main categories Affordability Acceptability Accessibility* Adequacy*
Sub-categories (and examples) ▪ Missed opportunities (lost income due to inability to work) ▪ Side effects of treatment ▪ Distance to facility (effort to cover distance, time needed) ▪ Organisational appropriateness of services
  ▪ Medical costs (costs for diagnostic tests, drugs, etc.) ▪ Perceived quality of care (technical specialisation of providers)   ▪ Physical state and cleanliness of facilities
  ▪ Non-medical costs (transportation costs, expenditure for disease-related diets, etc.) ▪ Attitude of providers (friendliness of doctors)   ▪ Convenient opening hours
   ▪ Lack of confidentiality (other community members find out about TB patient)   
   ▪ Health beliefs (lack of belief in curability)   
  1. †Adapted from reference 20.
  2. *In the participatory approach, factors relating to accessibility and adequacy were not regarded as important (no chickpeas allocated) and the results are presented without these factors.