Access and satisfaction within the disabled Medicare population.
Rosenbach, Margo L
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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.
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