Better transport accessibility, better health: a health economic impact assessment study for Melbourne, Australia
Several studies have looked at the role of public transport in providing access to healthcare, focusing on how this affects different groups within society. One study found that those living in areas with better public transport access to healthcare were more likely to use preventive care services, such as screenings and vaccinations. This suggests that public transport can promote population health by improving access to necessary care. Another study found that older adults who used public transport to access healthcare had lower rates of hospitalization than those who did not use public transport. This highlights the importance of public transport in ensuring that vulnerable groups have good access to care.