Poster: Spatial Disparities in Primary Care Access

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Primary care is a key part of achieving improved health outcomes because it is the entry-point to health care system.  Accessibility of primary care can lead to prevention and management of chronic diseases.  Spatial access to primary care is typically analyzed at large scales (county and state) and for rural areas.  This study aims to identify possible spatial disparities in primary care access within the Seattle-Tacoma metro area.  A geographic information system (GIS) is used to identify census tracts that have the lowest supply of primary care providers within a specified area.  The impacts of population characteristics and community characteristics on the supply of primary providers are estimated using spatial multivariate regression.


Coral Wonderly , Cheney , WA (see bio)
Activity Type: Posters
NPC Topic: Health