This study examines trends in the travel distance and
time for medical/dental care trips. Using 2001 to 2017
data from the National Household Travel Survey, our
analysis found that travel distance and time increased
for rural residents relative to urban residents.
Decreases, however, were noted in the time burden for
rural and urban Black residents and the distance burden for rural
residents identified as “Other.” The
time burden remained stable for Hispanics.