|Title:||Transportation and Health Care Use for Older Adults in Rural and Small Urban Areas|
|Event:||Transportation Research Board, 91st Annual Meeting|
|Date:||Jan. 24, 2012|
This study estimated the impacts of transportation and geography on use of health care services by adults aged 60 or older in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. The results were based on survey responses received from 543 individuals living in these states. This research studied whether long travel distances to health care facilities contribute to lower health care usage in rural areas and whether ability to drive, access to public transportation, or having others in the household who can drive have any influence on the number of health care trips taken.