This study analyzes the demand and use of medical services in terms of age and sex for outpatient care and hospitalization provided to the 272000 members of the Medical Association Assistance Center in Uruguay, a prepaid nonprofit insurance plan.
Individual records were organized into annual usage by five-year age groups and reveal that use of services - consultations, drugs, and hospitalization - increases exponentially after the age of 50.
Women utilize from 15% to 41% more services than men.
The cost of services shows the same trend.
Mots-clés Pascal : Uruguay, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Système santé, Homme, Demande, Analyse coût, Soin, Age, Sexe, Utilisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Uruguay, South America, America, Health system, Human, Demand, Cost analysis, Care, Age, Sex, Use
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0022333
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.