In 2000, an estimated 38 million nonelderly adults in the United States were without health insurance.1 The literature suggests a high chronic disease burden among uninsured and minority populations and a greater degree of morbidity and mortality compared with their insured counterparts.24 Increasingly in response, free clinics have developed across the United States to provide health care to the uninsured.5,6 Effective models of care delivery must be explored to ensure that the medically uninsured are not underserved in such settings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Free Clinics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Local Responses to Health Care Needs|
|Publisher||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Print)||1421408848, 9781421408842|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|