This study builds on previous research that shows there are female veteran-specific access barriers to health care, and explores reasons for those barriers. For policy and practice, the study shows that potential barriers to healthcare for female veterans include not being able to afford healthcare or time to seek treatment, and that healthcare reform policies could eliminate some of these barriers. Future research includes analyzing the health consequences of delayed care, various caregiver responsibilities that serve as barriers to seeking treatment, and non-VA users' access to healthcare.
Washington, D. L., Bean-Mayberry, B., Riopelle, D., & Yano, E. M. (2011). Access to care for women veterans: Delayed healthcare and unmet need. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26(Suppl 2), 655-661. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-011-1772-z
Gender and Sexuality | Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Care, Access to care, Veterans, Women, Health and wellness, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Health services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Health services need, Health services utilization
Women veterans; Health services accessibility; Women's health services--Utilization
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Access to Care for Women Veterans: Delayed Healthcare and Unmet Need"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 324.
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