Health care access, use, and satisfaction among disabled Medicaid beneficiaries

Health Care Financ Rev. 2002 Winter;24(2):115-36.


Despite being a vulnerable and costly population, little is known about disabled Medicaid beneficiaries. Using data from a 1999-2000 survey, we describe the population and their health care experiences in terms of access, use, and satisfaction with care. Results indicate that disabled beneficiaries are a unique population with wide-ranging circumstances and health conditions. Our results on access to care were indeterminate: by some measures, they had good access, but by others they did not. Beneficiaries' assessments of their health care were more clear: The bulk of the sample rated one or more area of care as being fair or poor.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Disabled Persons / classification
  • Disabled Persons / psychology*
  • Female
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicaid / standards*
  • Medicaid / statistics & numerical data*
  • Middle Aged
  • New York
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*
  • Patient Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data*
  • Social Class
  • Social Security / statistics & numerical data
  • Utilization Review
  • Vulnerable Populations / classification
  • Vulnerable Populations / statistics & numerical data