Title

Can Better Access to Health Care Really Lower Costs?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-23-2013

Journal

Time

Keywords

Health Administration/Organization; Access to Health Care; Quality Improvement; Health Homes

Abstract

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...

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