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ERIC Number: EJ776074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
Patterns in Primary Health Care Utilization among Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Florida
Hall, Allyson; Wood, David; Hou, Tao; Zhang, Jianyi
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n5 p310-322 Oct 2007
Individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities face complex medical problems. Primary care physicians tend to provide basic medical care, serving as a base through which other forms of care can be accessed. In this study we describe patterns of primary care utilization among adults enrolled on the Florida Medicaid's Home and Community-Based Services Waiver. About 40% of the adults on the Waiver did not see a primary care provider between 1999 and 2003. Primary health care utilization was higher in the northern parts of Florida and conversely lower in the southeast. The establishment of a medical home can ensure the timely receipt of preventive care as well as help coordinate the complex care that many individuals with disabilities need. (Contains 5 tables.)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida