5099.0 Access to Healthcare for People with Disabilities II

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session deals with several important issues related to barriers to accessing healthcare among people with disabilities. Two presentations focus on utilization and non-utilization patterns among people with disabilities who have less-than-optimal health coverage. Two other presentations focus on identifying and reducing barriers to quality care for people with disabilities in hospital settings.
Session Objectives: Identify key issues in access to healthcare for people with disabilities. Compare barriers to accessing healthcare among people with disabilities according to health coverage.
Gloria L. Krahn, PhD, MPH

10:30 AM
Health care behaviors among enrollees in a state high-risk insurance pool
Jean P. Hall, PhD, Shawna L. Carroll, MA, MPH and Janice M. Moore, MA, MBA, MSW
11:06 AM
Interactions of people with disabilities with nursing staff during hospitalization
Suzanne C. Smeltzer, RN, EdD, Patricia Haynor, PhD, RN and Colleen Avery, RN, BSN

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

Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health, Socialist Caucus

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

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