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Study delves into why low-income patients prefer the emergency room to primary care
Southern California Public Radio

When low-income patients compare hospital care to primary care, they find the former to be more affordable, convenient and trustworthy than the latter. And that, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, is why those patients tend to use emergency rooms and hospitals more heavily than primary care. Low-income patients are the norm in South Los Angeles, particularly at community health centers like UMMA Community Clinic. Dr. Tipu Khan is a family physician and the lead obstetrics provider there.