Presence of Accessible Equipment and Interior Elements in Primary Care Offices

Nancy R Mudrick, LeeAnn Swager, Mary Lou Breslin

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the disability accessibility level of primary care office interiors and the presence of accessible examination equipment.

Methods: Data from on-site audits of 3993 primary care offices in California for 2013–2016 are descriptively analyzed. Architectural access is assessed using an instrument based on ADA Accessibility guidelines (ADAAG), along with noting accessibility of examination equipment.

Results: Compliance across architectural elements was ∼85%. Accessible examination tables and scales were observed in 19.1% and 10.9% of offices, respectively.

Conclusions: Proactive accessibility auditing makes visible the infrequent presence of accessible examination equipment. It offers data for tracking progress to increase medical office disability access.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Equity
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2019

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Equipment and Supplies
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disability
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Guidelines

Keywords

  • disability
  • health care access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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Presence of Accessible Equipment and Interior Elements in Primary Care Offices. / Mudrick, Nancy R; Swager, LeeAnn; Breslin, Mary Lou.

In: Health Equity, Vol. 3, No. 1, 18.06.2019, p. 275-279.

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Mudrick, Nancy R ; Swager, LeeAnn ; Breslin, Mary Lou. / Presence of Accessible Equipment and Interior Elements in Primary Care Offices. In: Health Equity. 2019 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 275-279.
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