Differences by Rurality in Satisfaction with Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Publication Date: May 8th, 2020
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Henning-Smith C, Hernandez A, Neprash H, Lahr M

Our team used data from the 2016 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (n = 10,625) to assess differences in satisfaction with care by rural‐urban location (metropolitan, rural micropolitan, and rural noncore) across each measure. For nearly all measures, satisfaction with care decreased with increasing rurality. These findings may have implications for access to and quality of care that rural Medicare beneficiaries receive and their subsequent health outcomes.

Published inJournal of Rural Health

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