Health care of the elderly in medically disadvantaged populations

P. S. German, S. Shapiro, G. A. Chase, M. H. Vollmer

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Abstract

This study of three disadvantaged urban areas reports on the relationship between available resources and ambulatory health care. Findings indicate a high proportion receiving care for serious conditions but a sharp drop in care for less serious but potentially disabling conditions except for a group of elderly receiving care through a new Health Maintenance Organization. In a community of recent socioeconomic transition, there was evidence that isolated elderly turn to medical-care resources for other than health reasons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-555
Number of pages9
JournalGerontologist
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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