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  1. Fulltext. Trends in perceived cost as a barrier to medical care, 1991-1996.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined trends in perceived cost as a barrier to medical care.

    Methods

    The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System was used to analyze monthly telephone survey data from 45 states.

    Results

    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.

    Conclusions

    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

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0517204

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 18/05/2000.