This study examined the impact of income and insurance type on ambulatory care contact use by persons 65 and over who expressed a limitation in their activity.
This large group (39% of noninstitutionalized older persons in 1984) had significantly more health problems and ambulatory care contacts than persons not activity-limited.
The only previous study on equity in use of physician services among elderly in poorer than average health found relatively little inequality of use due to income and insurance.
This study came to the opposite conclusion.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accessibilité, Soin, Vieillard, Homme, Handicap physique, Utilisation, Service santé, Ambulatoire, Revenu individuel, Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Accessibility, Care, Elderly, Human, Physical handicap, Use, Health service, Ambulatory, Personal income, Health insurance, United States, North America, America, Health system
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Cote : 92-0392105
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.