Practical barriers to timely primary care access: impact on adult use of emergency department services.

@article{Rust2008PracticalBT,
  title={Practical barriers to timely primary care access: impact on adult use of emergency department services.},
  author={George Staben Rust and Jiali Ye and Peter A Baltrus and Elvan Daniels and Bamidele A. Adesunloye and George Edward Fryer},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={168 15},
  pages={1705-10}
}
BACKGROUND Most Americans report having a usual source of medical care, but many also report significant barriers to timely access to such care. This can lead patients to use the emergency department (ED) as a ready alternative to their usual source of medical care, even when such care could be provided more cost-effectively in a primary care setting. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between ED visits and perceived barriers to receiving timely primary care. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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