Characteristics of rural elderly people who bypass local pharmacies.

  title={Characteristics of rural elderly people who bypass local pharmacies.},
  author={Ke Tom Xu and Tyrone F. Borders},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  volume={19 2},
CONTEXT The bypassing of local pharmacies by consumers is an indicator of limited accessibility and, possibly, compromised quality of rural pharmacy services. PURPOSE The objective of this study was to identify the characteristics of rural consumers who bypassed local pharmacies for their medication needs. METHODS The sample was derived from the Texas Tech 5000, a longitudinal survey in West Texas, and pharmacy data from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. The sample included 1062 people… CONTINUE READING

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