Many families delay or forgo care due to costs, research finds

05/2/2011 | U.S. News & World Report · United Press International

Researchers looked at data on 6,273 families with at least one child and found that the odds that the families would forgo care increased when out-of-pocket medical costs reached more than 10% of the household income as well as when a child is physically limited or when parents are insured intermittently. White families had a higher risk of delaying or going without care compared with blacks and so did low-income families compared with high-income counterparts, according to the study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting.

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