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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Community Resource Elements Availability, Affordability...

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  • Many practices, particularly those in rural and low income areas, reported a scarcity of community resources
  • When resources did exist in communities, they were often not affordable
    • "A barrier for counseling is patients affording it—many would be interested in group visits if free, reason for interest in the study..."
    • "Currently they will refer to some nutritionists, but sporadic and dependant on what insurance will cover, more often for diabetic patients"

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