Affordable Access

Postscript: health disparity and collaborative care.

Authors
  • Wasson, John H1
  • Benjamin, Regina
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of ambulatory care management
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
29
Issue
3
Pages
233–234
Identifiers
PMID: 16788358
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this report, we compare healthcare processes for patients with low (n = 7467) and adequate financial status (n = 43,701) after adjustment for age, gender, burden of illness, and health behaviors. Patients with low financial status were 10% to 30% less likely to report good service and collaborative care; they report that markers of disease management and prevention were 7% to 18% below the levels of patients with adequate income. From the patient perspective, these results confirm that inadequate financial status has a broad and adverse influence on health and healthcare. Technology for patient-centered, collaborative care alone will not remedy the problem of health disparity.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times