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Geographic Variations in Driving Time to U.S. Mental Health Care, Digital Access to Technology, & Household Crowdedness

Description
Evaluated distance to mental health services, household crowdedness, and access to technology and broadband alongside rurality to determine barriers to mental healthcare for both rural and urban residents in 31,924 ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs). Discusses implications for telehealth and policy measures addressing the digital divide.
Author(s)
Sophia N. D. Negaro, Rachel M. Hantman, Janice C. Probst, et al.
Citation
Health Affairs Scholar
Date
12/2023
Type
Document
Tagged as
Access · Broadband · Mental health · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Telehealth