Transportation Insecurity and Adverse Health Outcomes Among Adults with Chronic Liver Disease

  • Date: 01/26/2024

In a national survey study of U.S. adults, patients with chronic liver disease who answered "Yes" to the question, “Have you delayed getting care in the past 12 months because you did not have transportation?” had a higher likelihood of having increased acute health care use and mortality.

Health care-related transportation insecurity is a critical social risk factor for U.S. adults with chronic liver disease, and there is an urgent need for feasible and scalable interventions, clinical programs, and policy reform to address transportation barriers and improve their clinical outcomes.

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