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Rural Ambulatory Access for Semi-Urgent Care and the Relationship of Distance to an Emergency Department

Description
Examines how distance to emergency departments and urgent care facilities impact semi-urgent ambulatory appointments, and assesses the effect of insurance coverage and ability to pay cash on a patient's achievement in scheduling appointments in rural and suburban areas along the Appalachian Trail.
Author(s)
Ashley Parks, Andy Hoegh, Damon Kuehl
Citation
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 16(4), 594-599
Date
07/2015
Type
Document
Tagged as
Access · Appalachia · Emergency department and urgent care services · Statistics and data · Uninsured and underinsured