Gender differences in the utilization of health care services.

@article{Bertakis2000GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the utilization of health care services.},
  author={Klea D Bertakis and Rahman Azari and L. Jay Helms and Edward J. Callahan and John Adam Robbins},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={147-52}
}
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 health status was… CONTINUE READING

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