ERIC Number: ED183672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Effects of the 1974-75 Recession on Health Care for the Disadvantaged. NCHSR Research Summary Series, June 24, 1975 through September 30, 1977.
Daugherty, James C., Ed.
The findings from seven studies on the effects of the 1974-75 economic recession on the health care of low socioeconomic status individuals are summarized. The studies include: (1) an evaluation of the impact of adverse economic conditions on the health status of the poor; (2) the effects of unemployment and inflation on the utilization of hospital-based ambulatory care; (3) the impact of varying economic conditions on the use of community hospitals in Rhode Island; (4) access to ambulatory care and the U.S. economy; (5) descriptive and behavioral analyses of health insurance loss due to unemployment; (6) the impact of rising unemployment on the loss of job-related health insurance coverage; and (7) the impact of national economic conditions on publicly financed health care of the poor. In general, study findings indicate that the effects of the 1974-75 recession on the health care of the disadvantaged were adverse to a significant degree, but were not as severe as anticipated. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Services Research (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.; Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Social Science Inst.