The financial value of services provided by a rural community health fair.

Abstract

There has been little discussion in the literature regarding the financial value of the services provided to the participants in health fairs. This article examines the financial value of preventive services provided through a community health fair in an economically depressed area of southwest Virginia. Current Procedural Terminology codes were assigned to the services provided in order to estimate costs participants might incur for such services. An average 50-year-old man would have paid up to $320 to obtain commonly recommended preventive services available free at the fair. An average 50-year-old woman would have paid up to $495. Overall, over $58,000 in services were provided through the health fair. This community health fair provided preventive services that many participants otherwise might have found to be cost-prohibitive.

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@article{Dulin2006TheFV, title={The financial value of services provided by a rural community health fair.}, author={Mary Katherine Dulin and Kenneth E Olive and Joseph A Florence and Carolyn Sliger}, journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved}, year={2006}, volume={17 4}, pages={821-9} }