Missed opportunities for patient education and social worker consultation at the arbor free clinic

Marie Soller, Lars Osterberg

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Abstract

Astaggering 43.6 million Americans were uninsured in 2002, according to the United States Census Bureau.1 Uninsured patients frequently rely on free clinics for health care because they are of en unable to use other clinics in their communities. Physician contact, patient education materials, and social worker consultation are among the important health care opportunities that free clinics of er. The limited availability of volunteer staff and donated medical supplies of en restricts the range of health care services that free clinics are able to provide to their patients. Free clinics must strive to make the most out of available resources by making them accessible to their target clientele and ensuring that patient satisfaction is high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFree Clinics
Subtitle of host publicationLocal Responses to Health Care Needs
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
Pages154-161
Number of pages8
Volume9781421408859
ISBN (Electronic)9781421408859
ISBN (Print)1421408848, 9781421408842
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Soller, M., & Osterberg, L. (2013). Missed opportunities for patient education and social worker consultation at the arbor free clinic. In Free Clinics: Local Responses to Health Care Needs (Vol. 9781421408859, pp. 154-161). Johns Hopkins University Press.