Geographic access to health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries in five states: an update


  • Abstract

    Using data from five states (AK, ID, NC, SC, WA), this study describes the mix of providers caring for rural Medicare beneficiaries, the quantity of care received, and how far rural beneficiaries traveled for care for several selected conditions in 2014. Results are also compared with a similar study of the same states that used data from 1998.


  • Authors:

    Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Evans DV

  • Journal/Publisher:

    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington

  • Edition:

    Apr 2021.

  • Documents:

    Policy Brief

  • Citation:

    Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Evans DV. Geographic access to health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries in five states: an update. WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Apr 2021.

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