Mental disorders and access to medical care in the United States.
The authors examined the barriers to receipt of medical services among people reporting mental disorders in a representative sample of U.S. adults.
The sample was drawn from adults who responded to the 1994 National Health Interview Survey (N=77,183).
The authors studied the association between report of a mental disorder and 1) access to health insurance and a primary provider, and 2) actual receipt of medical care.
Multivariate techniques were used to model problems with access as a function of mental disorders, controlling for demographic, insurance, and health variables.
While people who reported mental disorders showed no difference from those without mental disorders in likelihood of being uninsured or of having a primary care provider, they were twice as likely to report having been denied insurance because of a preexisting condition or having stayed in their job for fear of losing their health benefits.
Among respondents with insurance, those who reported mental illness were no less likely to have a primary care provider but were about two times more likely to report having delayed seeking needed medical care because of cost or having been unable to obtain needed medical care.
People who reported mental disorders experienced significant barriers to receipt of medical care. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Accessibilité, Service santé, Médecine, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Accessibility, Health service, Medicine, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0101461
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.