Visits to the emergency department by Medicaid recipients for nonemergency problems are common and contribute to rising health care costs.
However, such patients may have few alternatives.
We conducted a telephone survey of 953 ambulatory care sites in 10 cities to determine the availability of appointments for Medicaid recipients with common problems.
Research assistants telephoned all ambulatory care clinics and a stratified sample of private primary care practices in the catchment area served by the hospital emergency department in each city.
The assistants identified themselves as Medicaid recipients seeking care for one of three problems (low back pain, dysuria, or sore throat) and asked a standardized series of questions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Homme, Système santé, Soin, Ambulatoire, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health insurance, United States, Human, Health system, Care, Ambulatory, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0503706
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199501.