Objective.-To determine differences in access to care and medical outcomes for Medicare patients with an acute or a chronic symptom who were enrolled in health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared with similar fee-for-service (FFS) nonenrollees.
Design.-A 1990 household telephone survey of Medicare beneficiaries who reported joint pain or chest pain during the previous 12 months.
Sample.-Stratified random sample of HMO enrollees (n=6476) and comparable sample of FFS Medicare beneficiaries (n=6381).
Access and Outcome Measures-Care-seeking behavior, physician visits, diagnostic procedures performed, therapeutic interventions prescribed, follow-up recommended by a physician, and symptom response to treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accessibilité, Soin, Vieillard, Etats Unis, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire, Maladie, Etude comparative, Système santé, Epidémiologie, Etude statistique, Médicare, HMO, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Accessibility, Care, Elderly, United States, Public health organization, Health policy, Disease, Comparative study, Health system, Epidemiology, Statistical study, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0431314
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.