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Women Health. 1992;18(4):91-106.

Primary care arrangements and access to care among African-American women in three Chicago communities.

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School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Abstract

African-American women of child-bearing age residing in three high-risk communities in Chicago were surveyed regarding their primary care arrangements and access to care (n = 552). This study examined factors which differentiated women who used office-based practices from those who used institutional settings (community clinics, health department clinics, hospital-based clinics) for primary care. Results of multivariate analysis indicate that women who used office-based practices were more likely than those who used institutional settings to see the same provider, to walk to their provider, to have less travel time and to walk in without an appointment. They were less likely to be hospitalized in the past year and less likely to report the availability of family planning at their usual source of care. Satisfaction with care, insurance status and sociodemographic characteristics were not associated with use of a particular facility type. Implications for organizing comprehensive health services for this population are discussed.

PMID:
1462604
DOI:
10.1300/J013v18n04_06
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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