Study of barriers to primary care in California

The purpose of this project is to identify and work to overcome barriers to access to primary care in four California communities. Investigators will work with community health care providers to overcome the specific, local problems in health care delivery identified through the study. Selection of the four communities will be done in collaboration with the United Hospital Fund of New York, which is applying the small area method of analysis to ambulatory care sensitive conditions in California under a previous Foundation grant. The surveys include a large sample of physicians in the four communities (actual sample size will depend on the communities selected), and approximately 3,000 households in the same areas. This study is the second test of the validity and community-level value of the ACS method, adding independent corroboration to work already underway in New York.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $649,341.00

Awarded on: 1/23/1992

Time frame: 3/1/1992 - 3/31/1995

Grant Number: 18869


University of California, San Francisco

513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, 94143-2205


Andrew B. Bindman
Project Director


Paul W. Newacheck
Project Director