Association of Drive Time With Receipt of Guideline-Recommended Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment

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About The Study: Longer drive time was associated with less frequent receipt of guideline-recommended health care services across multiple components of care. To improve quality of care and health outcomes, health systems and clinicians should adopt strategies to mitigate travel burden, even for urban patients.

Authors: Arianne K. Baldomero, M.D., M.S., of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, is the corresponding author.



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