Archive of Transportation as a Barrier to Care

Transportation Found to Relate to Wellbeing

February, 2019

A press release about a recent study notes that “early results from an ongoing study with USC/AARP/UHC show that when participating seniors were provided with unlimited access to Lyft for three months, they increased their physical activity by 35 percent and self-reported a 90 percent increase in quality of life.”

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Lyft

Transportation Services Fill Access to Care Gaps for One-Third of Riders Surveyed

January, 2019

38% of respondents said that after beginning to use Lyft to attend their medical appointments, they went to urgent care less frequently. This is likely because patients had the transportation means to attend appointments with their primary care or chronic care providers instead of having to mitigate crises in urgent care. This is ultimately less […]

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Sara Heath, Patient Engagement HIT

Lack of Transportation Tied to Readmission Risk, Transportation Found to Reduce Risk

December, 2018

Evolent’s data found that within a specific population of high-risk patients, those with a transportation barrier had a 63 percent higher risk of readmission. In addition, when Evolent addressed transportation barriers in a timely manner through a comprehensive care plan that included participation by the health care provider, Evolent’s analysis showed that 30-day readmission rates […]

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Anita Cattrell, Health Affairs