The objective of the study was to determine the reasons a large portion of the Latino population living in the United States lacks a regular health-care provider and identify the consequences of this factor. A retrospective secondary database analysis was performed on the Pew Hispanic Center 2007 Hispanic Healthcare Survey. Results demonstrated that Latinos without a regular health-care provider were more confused with the information they received after a medical visit and felt that they received poor quality health-care services. Unexpectedly, it was found that the mean health status of those who had a regular health-care provider was not significantly better than the health status of those who did not have a regular health-care provider. Additionally, among Latinos diagnosed with diabetes, there was not a significantly greater number of Latinos without a regular health-care provider, which may reflect the demographic diversity of Latinos in the United States.
|Commitee:||Erlyana, Erlyana, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
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