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Titolo:
Gender differences in the utilization of health care services
Autore:
Bertakis, KD; Azari, R; Helms, LJ; Callahan, EJ; Robbins, JA;
Indirizzi:
Univ Calif Davis, Dept Family & Community Med, Sch Med, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA Univ Calif Davis Sacramento CA USA 95817 ch Med, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA Univ Calif Davis, Dept Family & Community Med, Dept Internal Med, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA Univ Calif Davis Sacramento CA USA 95817 al Med, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA Univ Calif Davis, Div Stat, Davis, CA 95616 USA Univ Calif Davis Davis CAUSA 95616 Davis, Div Stat, Davis, CA 95616 USA Univ Calif Davis, Dept Econ, Davis, CA 95616 USA Univ Calif Davis Davis CA USA 95616 Davis, Dept Econ, Davis, CA 95616 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PRACTICE
fascicolo: 2, volume: 49, anno: 2000,
pagine: 147 - 152
SICI:
0094-3509(200002)49:2<147:GDITUO>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SEX-DIFFERENCES; SURVEY SF-36; MORTALITY; TESTS;
Keywords:
health care costs; sex differences; costs and cost analysis;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bertakis, KD Univ Calif Davis, Dept Family & Community Med, Sch Med, 4860 Y St,Suite 2300, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA Univ Calif Davis 4860 Y St,Suite 2300 Sacramento CA USA 95817
Citazione:
K.D. Bertakis et al., "Gender differences in the utilization of health care services", J FAM PRACT, 49(2), 2000, pp. 147-152

Abstract

BACKGROUND Studies have shown that women use more health care services than men. We used important independent variables, such as patient sociodemographics and health status, to investigate gender differences in the use and costs of these services. METHODS New adult patients (N = 509) were randomly assigned to primary care physicians at a university medical center. Their; use of health care services and associated charges were monitored for 1 year of care, Self-reported hearth status was measured using the Medical Outcomes Study Shea Form-36 (SF 36). We controlled for health status, sociodemographic information, andprimary care physician specialty in the statistical analyses. RESULTS Women had significantly lower self-reported health status and lower mean education and income than men. Women had a significantly higher meannumber of visits to their primary care clinic and diagnostic services thanmen. Mean charges for primary care, specialty care, emergency treatment, diagnostic services, and annual total charges were all significantly higher for women than men; however, there were no differences for mean hospitalizations or hospital charges. After controlling for health status, sociodemographics, and clinic assignment, women still had higher medical charges for all categories of charges except hospitalizations. CONCLUSIONS Women have higher medical care service utilization and higher associated charges than men. Although the appropriateness of these differences was not determined, these findings have implications for health care.

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