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Community Health Centers: Growing Importance in a Changing Health Care System

Appendix Table 1: Share of Patients Reporting Problems Obtaining Health Services, 2009 and 2014
All Health Center Patients Patients with Medicaid Uninsured Patients
  2009 2014 2009 2014 2009 2014
Inability to obtain necessary care
  Medical care 23% 15%* 17% 14% 37% 20%*
  Dental care 45% 34% 45% 30%* 50% 50%
  Prescription drugs 19% 22% 16% 19% 27% 29%
 
Delays in obtaining necessary care
  Medical care 23% 17%* 20% 17% 30% 20%
  Dental care 44% 32%* 44% 28% 48% 43%
  Prescription drugs 27% 24% 25% 22% 31% 30%
* Difference between 2009 and 2014 is significant at p<.05.
SOURCE: GW and Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2009 and 2014 Health Center Patient Survey Data
Appendix Table 2: Share of Patients Receiving Certain Preventive Health Services, 2009 and 2014
All Health Center Patients Patients with Medicaid Uninsured Patients
  2009 2014 2009 2014 2009 2014
Received a flu shot 39% 51%* 46% 55% 33% 39%
Had a physical exam 63% 69%* 72% 70%* 52% 66%*
Had a dental exam in past year 45% 50% 58% 53% 33% 42%*
* Difference between 2009 and 2014 is significant at p<.05.
SOURCE: GW and Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2009 and 2014 Health Center Patient Survey Data
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