Accessibility of out-patient drop-in care during non-office hours and in-patient care in South Karelia

The map illustrates the accessibility of out-patient drop-in care during non-office hours and in-patient care in South Karelia in Finland. The colours represent car ride times in minutes from the place of residency to the nearest health care facility within a certain service type, with a travel range of 10 minutes to two hours. The health care facilities are also located on the map.

Both drop-in care during non-office hours (24/7) and in-patient care are available in two health care facilities in the region. These are located in Lappeenranta and Imatra respectively, making the service more accessible in these two municipalities. Our accessibility analysis suggests that in-patient care is accessible to 63.5% of the population within a 10-minute car ride.

The vast majority of the inhabitants (98.6%) can reach a hospital for in-patient care within a onehour car ride. As the largest municipality in South Karelia, Lappeenranta is equipped with adequate health care resources. Most of these health care services are easily accessible for the inhabitants in the municipality, other than for highly specialised in-patient care. None of the 19 health care facilities in South Karelia offers highly specialised in-patient care.

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