Using audit methodology to test access to primary care, 2012-2013

This grant supports a study to measure current primary care access. Coverage expansion has important implications for access, and the value of coverage is dependent upon the ability to access care. Monitoring access to care provides information about the adequacy of primary care capacity. Most information about access to care comes from household or physician surveys. This project will take a different approach, audit methodology, which uses simulated consumers to measure access to care under a variety of scenarios. The major deliverable will be a report on baseline estimates of primary care access by insurance status in 10 selected states for nonelderly adults.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $750,000.00

Awarded on: 8/10/2012

Time frame: 8/15/2012 - 2/28/2014

Grant Number: 70160


University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

295 John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-0001


Daniel E. Polsky
Project Director


Karin Verlaine Rhodes
Project Director