Spatial analysis of elderly access to primary care services

@article{Mobley2006SpatialAO,
  title={Spatial analysis of elderly access to primary care services},
  author={Lee R Mobley and Elisabeth Root and Luc Anselin and Nancy Lozano-Gracia and Julia Koschinsky},
  journal={International Journal of Health Geographics},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={19 - 19}
}
BackgroundAdmissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) are considered preventable admissions, because they are unlikely to occur when good preventive health care is received. Thus, high rates of admissions for ACSCs among the elderly (persons aged 65 or above who qualify for Medicare health insurance) are signals of poor preventive care utilization. The relevant geographic market to use in studying these admission rates is the primary care physician market. Our conceptual model… CONTINUE READING

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