This study examined trends in perceived cost as a barrier to medical care.
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System was used to analyze monthly telephone survey data from 45 states.
Overall, the percentage of persons perceiving cost as a barrier to medical care increased from 1991 until early 1993 and then declined to base-line values in late 1996.
Perceived cost was a greater barrier in 1996 than in 1991 for persons with low incomes and for those who were unemployed and uninsured.
For self-employed persons. percentages incrcased until mid-1993 and then remained constant.
Further efforts are needed to improve access to medical care for socially disadvantaged populations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Perception, Coût, Santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tendance, Accessibilité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Perception, Costs, Health, United States, North America, America, Trend, Accessibility
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0517204
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 18/05/2000.