Cover: Sociodemographic Differences in Access to Care Among Hispanic Patients Who Are HIV Infected in the United States

Sociodemographic Differences in Access to Care Among Hispanic Patients Who Are HIV Infected in the United States

Published in: American Journal of Public Health, v. 94, no. 7, July 2004, p. 1119-1121

by Leo S. Morales, William Cunningham, Frank H. Galvan, Ronald Andersen, Terry T Nakazono, Martin F. Shapiro

View related products

Read More

Access further information on this document at www.ajph.org

This article was published outside of RAND. The full text of the article can be found at the link above.

Abstract

This study evaluated associations between sociodemographic factors and access to care, use of highly active antiretroviral therapy, and patientsb2s ratings of care among Hispanic patients who are HIV infected; the authors used data from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study. Gender, insurance, mode of exposure, and geographic region were associated with access to medical care. Researchers and policymakers should consider sociodemographic factors among Hispanic patients who are HIV positive when designing and prioritizing interventions to improve access to care.

Research conducted by

This report is part of the RAND Corporation external publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.