Low-Income Patients Would Rather Seek Care From Hospitals, Study Finds
Low-income patients would rather seek care at emergency departments than from primary care providers for a host of reasons, according to a study published in Health Affairs on Monday. The study found that low-income patients have more trust in hospital-administered health care and that primary care outside of hospitals often is too costly for low-income patients.
- "Researchers Look at Why Poor Patients Prefer Hospital Care" (Rao, "Capsules," Kaiser Health News, 7/8).
- "Low-Income Patients Prefer Hospitals for Primary Care" (Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 7/8).