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Table 4 Barriers to Care

From: Emergency department use and barriers to wellness: a survey of emergency department frequent users

Statement Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree
I have reliable transportation to get to my scheduled medical appointments on time 87% (83/95) 5% (5/95) 7% (7/95)
It is easy for me to make time to get to necessary medical appointments 78% (75/96) 7% (7/96) 15% (14/96)
I understand the information & directions given to me during my medical appointments 94% (90/96) 4% (4/96) 2% (1/96)
I always remember to schedule my annual check-ups, tests, and/or screenings 65% (60/92) 18% (17/92) 16% (15/92)
I can obtain my prescription medications in a timely manner 90% (85/95) 5% (5/95) 5% (5/95)
I feel like I receive better quality health care in the emergency department than I do in my usual place of care (primary care physician, free clinic, etc.) 48% (43/89) 35% (31/89) 17% (15/89)