Older Adults' Use of Health Maintenance Organizations

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Article on older adults' use of health maintenance organizations.

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Eve, Susan Brown June 1982.

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Abstract: The effects of Health Maintenance Organization membership on the use of physicians and hospitals by older adults was examined using data from the 1975 National Health Interview Survey. Comparison of the HMO and non-HMO groups revealed that the HMO members differed on several demographic variables. While the HMO members tended to have more frequent physician's visits than the nonmembers, the two groups did not differ in their number of hospitalized days or hospital episodes. In both populations, use of physician's services was most strongly influenced by poor health, although the effects were stronger in the HMO than the non-HMO group, indicating the physician's services were more accessible by older adults in HMOs than in fee-for-service systems. Hospital utilization was affected equally strongly by poor health in both groups.

© 1982 Sage Publications, Inc.

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  • Research on Aging, 1982, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing, Inc., pp. 179-203

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  • Publication Title: Research on Aging
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 179
  • Page End: 203
  • Pages: 25
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Eve, Susan Brown. Older Adults' Use of Health Maintenance Organizations, article, June 1982; [Thousand Oaks, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc485924/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.