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Transportation barriers lead to rescheduled or missed appointments, delayed care, and missed or delayed medication use. Rural patients are especially vulnerable to transportation barriers; in Chittenden County specifically, older adults surveyed reported difficulty with transportation, with 69% delaying medical appointments due to transportation barriers. Based on data collected in this study, even among patients at South Burlington Family Medicine, distance from the office is correlated with declining important medical appointments.
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Silverstein, Max L., "Transportation is a barrier to accessing primary care in Vermont" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 560.