Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Factors associated with the lack of a regular health care provider for Latinos: Consequences and reasons
by Payan Venegas, Raul, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 44; 1520920
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
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
Publication Number: 1520920
ISBN: 978-1-267-70317-0
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