3408.0 Access to Healthcare for People with Disabilities

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:30 PM
This session deals with several important issues related to access to healthcare, or lack thereof, among people with disabilities. Presentation address the physical and programmatic accessibility of healthcare facilities, the relationship between barriers to healthcare access and unnecessary use of emergency room care, the extent and nature of unmet needs among young adults with disabilities, and methods aimed at guaranteeing programmatic and physical accessibility of new public programs.
Session Objectives: Identify key issues in access to healthcare for people with disabilities. List the major reasons for unmet need for healthcare among people with disabilities.

4:35 PM
Development and pilot testing of the Outpatient Health Care Usability Profile (OHCUP)
Charles Drum, JD, PhD, Willi Horner-Johnson, PhD and Amy Cline, MPH
4:50 PM
Emergency room use among working age adults with chronic health care needs: A problem of access
Elizabeth K. Rasch, PT, PhD, Stephen Gulley, PhD, MSW and Leighton Chan, MD, MPH
5:05 PM
5:20 PM
Health-related unmet needs after age 18
Jeffrey Andrew Hemmeter, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Gerontological Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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