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Health Care Access Among Latinos: Implications for Social and Health Care Reforms

Perez-Escamilla, R. (2010) Health Care Access Among Latinos: Implications for Social and Health Care Reforms. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 9 (1). pp. 43-60. ISSN 1538-1927

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Abstract

According to the Institute of Medicine, health care access is defined as “the degree to which people are able to obtain appropriate care from the health care system in a timely manner.” Two key components of health care access are medical insurance and having access to a usual source of health care. Recent national data show that 34% of Latino individuals do not have health insurance and 27% do not have access to a usual source of health care. This article identifies barriers and solutions for improving health care access among Latino individuals.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full free text available at publisher's website.
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic care model, community health workers, cultural competency, health care, health insurance, Hispanic, immigration, Latinos, medical interpreters
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
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    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 11:45
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2011 11:45
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2862

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