Can Better Access to Health Care Really Lower Costs?
Health Administration/Organization; Access to Health Care; Quality Improvement; Health Homes
Health care access — as measured by the ease and timeliness with which people obtain medical services — is a key indicator of quality of care. Some people have high-quality care, with round-the-clock access to doctors. Others don’t, waiting months for an appointment, resorting to Google for medical advice and the ER for primary care. In other words, having an insurance card or even a doctor doesn’t mean you have good access to health care. The elusive question for many people is how...
Pines, Jesse M. and Meisel, Zachary F., "Can Better Access to Health Care Really Lower Costs?" (2013). Health Policy and Management Informal Communications. Paper 21.