Access to medical care among the elderly in rural northeastern Ohio.

Title

Access to medical care among the elderly in rural northeastern Ohio.

Creator

Gillanders W R; Buss T F

Publisher

The Journal of Family Practice

Date

1993
1993-10

Description

BACKGROUND: Conventional wisdom holds that the elderly living in rural areas suffer poor health and have limited access to health care compared with their urban peers. The relation between poor health and limited access, however, has yet to be adequately defined. METHODS: We conducted a telephone survey of 1000 elderly persons living in four rural northeastern Ohio counties using a proportional random-digit dialing method. RESULTS: Many rural elderly respondents appeared to suffer poor health and have limited access to medical care. However, a detailed analysis revealed that poor health and limited access were more perceptual than actual. CONCLUSIONS: Elderly persons living independently in rural northeast Ohio have much better health and access to care than suggested by the literature.

Subject

Female; Humans; Health Services Accessibility/*statistics & numerical data; Male; Middle Aged; Ohio; Aged; Health Status; Reproducibility of Results; *Rural Population; Health Services for the Aged/*supply & distribution

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

349–355

Issue

4

Volume

37

Citation

Gillanders W R; Buss T F, “Access to medical care among the elderly in rural northeastern Ohio.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5435.

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