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Title
Access and satisfaction within the disabled Medicare population.
First Author
Rosenbach, Margo L
Date of Pub
1995 Winter
Pages
147-167
Volume
17
Issue
2
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Little is known about variations in the levels of access and satisfaction within the disabled Medicare population. Based on the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), beneficiaries under 65 years of age were classified by original reason for disability (mental versus physical). Those with a mental disability were less likely to have a private physician as a usual source; were less satisfied with the overall quality of care, availability of after-hours care, followup care, and coordination of care; and were more likely to report unmet need, owing in large part to supply barriers. Implications for the current delivery system and for design of managed care programs are discussed.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Demography : Disabled Persons/classification/psychology/statistics & numerical data : Frail Elderly/psychology/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Needs and Demand : Health Services Research : Human : Medicare/statistics & numerical data/standards/utilization : Mental Disorders/classification/economics : Multivariate Analysis : Patient Satisfaction/statistics & numerical data : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB96-172663