From a sample of 303 African Americans with diabetes, 50% of anticipated encountering barriers to their visit, with the majority (59%) of which citing transportation problems as their biggest barrier to returning for a follow-up visit. The chance of encountering an obstacle was greater among women.


Wheeler K, Crawford R, McAdams D, Robinson R, Dunbar V.G., Cook C.B. (2007). Inpatient to outpatient transfer of diabetes care: perceptions of barriers to postdischarge followup in urban African American patients.


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