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Finding Care

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195172768
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0004
 Finding Care

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This chapter explores how persons with disabilities find doctors and other health care professionals to provide primary and specialty care. It presents information about health care services used by persons with disabilities. It looks at different approaches for paying for health care services and describes how persons with disabilities must pay considerable costs out-of-pocket. The costs of accommodating disabilities, such as expenses for sign language interpreters, are also described. The chapter addresses a particularly challenging problem, as young adults with disabilities try to transition from the pediatric health care settings of childhood into the adult health care sector.

Keywords: disability; health care; health care quality; health care access; health insurance; health care service use; office visits; health care expenditures; sign language interpreter; transition

Chapter.  7745 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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