Access to Health Care Among Dancers.
Dancers require a unique blend of artistry and athleticism, and have specific medical problems that require the expertise of health care professionals who understand the demands of the performing arts. There is often a lack of alignment between health care systems and dancers' perceptions of care. Factors including country of residence, socioeconomic status, and local infrastructure can affect dancers' access to health care. Efforts to improve access are evident, and specialized care for dancers has grown significantly in recent decades. By developing and refining systems of care delivery, there are opportunities to ensure optimal health of the dancer population.
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