2012 MMS Patient Access to Care Studies

The Massachusetts Medical Society's 2012 Patient Access to Care Studies contain detailed information on wait times for new patient appointments with physicians and patient experience and satisfaction with health care in the Commonwealth.

The 2012 study consists of two separate surveys:

  • A survey of physician offices examining wait times for new patient appointments, percentages of physician offices accepting new patients, and physician acceptance of the government programs of Medicare and Medicaid;
  • A public opinion survey of Massachusetts residents looking at such issues as patient satisfaction with health care, difficulty in obtaining care, and use of online information.

Download the combined studies here. (.pdf, 67 pages, 715 kb | updated 8/22/12 with technical corrections)

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