Archive of Preventive Care

Survival Coalition: Transportation Survey Shows Critical Needs for People with Disabilities and Older Adults Statewide

September, 2018

Survey respondents report lack of transportation options as well as the limitations and challenges associated with existing transportation options that impact their ability to keep or get a job (54 percent ), live where they would like (50 percent ), get to medical appointments (61 percent), stay connected to their families (58 percent), get around […]


The Wisconsin Gazette

Stat First Opinion, Curtailing Medicaid’s Transportation Benefit is ‘Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish’

August, 2018

In a recent survey of almost 1,000 Medicaid beneficiaries with kidney disease, MH/SUD needs, or diabetic wounds and who use NEMT, 58% of beneficiaries surveyed reported that they would not be able to make any medical appointments without NEMT. Moreover, 10% of beneficiaries surveyed reported that they “would die or probably die” if they did […]


Michael Adelberg, Patricia Salber, and Michael Cohen

Social Determinants Matter, But Who is Responsible? 2017 Physician Survey on Social Determinants of Health

May, 2018

[In a survey] two-thirds of the doctors who responded felt their patients would be better off if they had access to transportation their medical appointments. Yet, only 1% of physicians felt they were responsible for helping their patients get those rides. Just three felt their staff was responsible while 89% felt that neither they nor […]


Lia Winfield, PhD, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, and David Muhlestein, PhD, JD, Leavitt Partners

Association of Rideshare-Based Transportation Services and Missed Primary Care Appointments: A Clinical Trial

March, 2018

Of the 786 patients allocated to the intervention or control arm, 566 (72.0%) were women; mean (SD) age was 46.0. (12.5) years. Within the intervention arm, 57 among 288 (19.8%) participants who answered the phone call used ridesharing. The missed appointment rate was 36.5% (144 of 394) for the intervention arm and 36.7% (144 of […]


Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP, Rebecca A. Hubbard, PhD, Alyssa Yeager, MD, et al, JAMA Intern Med