The Relationship between the Supply of Primary Care Physicians and Measures of Health
Several studies address the relationship between access to medical care and health outcomes with access measured by the availability of primary care physicians. Prior research finds mixed results on the relationship between health status and available medical care resources. This paper adds to this literature. The question is examined separately for individuals living in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan counties, and for a variety of age groups. Results indicate a positive relationship between medical care access and individual health in nonmetropolitan areas, with the association becoming stronger at older ages. The relationship is weaker in metropolitan areas. Living in a county that is designated a Health Professional Shortage Area leads to lower health among the oldest age group, but few metropolitan counties are HPSAs.
Volume (Year): 30 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
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