Emergent Care; Hospitals; Community Health Centers; Disparities
This report examines issues that shape the health care network available to uninsured and underserved residents in Atlanta. It provides background on the Atlanta health care safety net and describes key characteristics of the populations served by the safety net. It then outlines the structure of the safety net and funding mechanisms that support health care safety net services. The report also includes an analysis of challenges facing providers of primary and specialty care services and specific barriers that some populations face in trying to access them.
Harvey, J., Regenstein, M., & Jones, K. (2004). An assessment of the safety net in Atlanta, Georgia. Washington, D.C.: Urgent Matters, Safety Net Assessment Team, The George Washington University Medical Center, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy.