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... Chapter 1: Introduction Millions of Americans are considered to be "transportation disadvantaged," because they cannot provide or purchase their own transportation. Members of this population, due to low income, physical or mental disability, inability to drive, geographic isolation, or some other reason, cannot transport themselves or are unable to purchase available transportation services, such as those provided by buses or taxis.
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... agencies and other (generally private or not-for-profit) entities.
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... • Estimate the cost of providing the transportation that this target population would need to obtain non-emergency medical transportation according to various transportation service needs and trip modes • Estimate the healthcare costs and benefits that would result if these individuals obtained transportation to non-emergency medical care for a set of key healthcare conditions prevalent for this population • Compare the relative costs (from transportation and routine healthcare) and benefits (such as improved quality of life and better managed care, leading to less emergency care)

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