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Date

2019

Abstract

Lack of transportation is large barrier to medical care, particularly in rural areas. Many patients decline medical appointments because they do not have access to a personal vehicle or other transportation resources. Consequences include missed appointments and higher healthcare costs for patients and providers in the future. Solutions will involve educating patients on resources available to them, simplifying access to current programs, introduction of new programs, and the collaboration of public and private entities to provide new services.

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NOTCH, St. Albans

Keywords

transportation, barriers

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Medical Education | Primary Care

Transportation as a Barrier to Healthcare

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