To study access to medical care services, including subspecialty care, among persons with musculoskeletal conditions.
In early 1993, a random sample of households in San Mateo County, California, was screened for the presence of household members with musculoskeletal conditions, and a member of each household so identified was administered a structured survey about access to medical care and other related subjects.
Eighty-six percent of all persons with a musculoskeletal condition had ever seen at least one physician for the condition, but only 6.5% had ever seen a rheumatologist.
Those without health insurance were only 82% as likely as those with health insurance to have ever seen a physician.
Most persons with a musculoskeletal condition have seen a physician for the condition, but lack of health insurance significantly reduces the proportion who have done so.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Symptomatologie, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Evaluation, Accessibilité, Soin, Service santé, Utilisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Symptomatology, Human, California, United States, North America, America, Evaluation, Accessibility, Care, Health service, Use
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0481479
Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 01/03/1996.