Health Care Services Utilization Among Older Adults: FInal Report

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Final report on a research study examining the use of physicians, hospitals, and dentists among the noninstitutionalized population 65 years of age and older in the United States to determine what social, economic, and health factors were most predictive of the use of those services.

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Eve, Susan Brown 1981.

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Final report on a research study examining the use of physicians, hospitals, and dentists among the noninstitutionalized population 65 years of age and older in the United States to determine what social, economic, and health factors were most predictive of the use of those services.

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Abstract: The purpose of this research was to examine the use of physicians, hospitals, and dentists among the noninstitutionalized population 65 years of age and older in the United States to determine what social, economic, and health factors were most predictive of the use of those services. Data on the 11,687 older adults interviewed in the 1975 Health Interview Survey were analyzed using path analysis. In the total adult population use of physicians was positively related to use among the population 85 years of age and older; hospital use was positively related to illness measures; and use of dentists was positively influenced by income and education. Older adults who belonged to Health Maintenance Organizations used more physicians' services than non-members but did not differ in their use of hospital services.

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Eve, Susan Brown. Health Care Services Utilization Among Older Adults: FInal Report, report, 1981; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503274/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.