Underserved populations face challenges accessing health and social services. The method used in this survey—personal interviews based on a random sample of households—is generally considered by statisticians to be more reliable than telephone interviews, especially in obtaining a valid sample of the general population.
Clinics The other principal pillar of the indigent care system has been the freestanding clinics supported by public or philanthropic funds.
New York: Basic Books. In addition, the extent of the disability by which one qualifies for full benefits has been raised, making it more difficult for some veterans to qualify.
This chapter reviews factors that directly determine how homeless people do or do not obtain physical and mental health services, first, as a part of the larger population of the poor and then, more specifically, as homeless people.
Again, the use of emergency rooms has its limitations as continuity of care and follow-up is extremely difficult and it is costly to the patient, hospital, and government.
This article explores the health concerns and challenges faced among three underserved populations, and the role that outreach plays in removing barriers to accessing care.