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  1. Sociodemographic and morbidity indicators of need in relation to the use of community health services : observational study.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To examine whether the sociodemographic and morbidity characteristics of populations influence their use of the following community health services : district nursing, health visiting, chiropody, community maternity, community mental illness, and the professions allied to medicine.

    Design 

    Observational study.

    Setting 

    Nationally representative sample of provider trusts in England.

    Main outcome measures 

    Activity levels for each service calculated for enumeration districts within the catchment areas of the sample of trusts and standardised to allow for differences in age structure.

    Regression analysis to determine whether the standardised activity rates for each service could be predicted by a range of socio-demographic and morbidity proxies.

    Results 

    Morbidity or deprivation, or both, seemed to influence the use of services in each of the care programmes examined.

    Conclusions 

    The allocation of funds for community health services should allow for differences in the health and socio-demographic characteristics of health authorities.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Communauté, Etude socioéconomique, Morbidité, Indicateur, Utilisation, Economie santé, Homme, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Community, Socioeconomic study, Morbidity, Indicator, Use, Health economy, Human, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0521993

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 13/02/1998.