Health status, socioeconomic status and utilization of outpatient services for members of a prepaid group practice.

@article{Freeborn1977HealthSS,
  title={Health status, socioeconomic status and utilization of outpatient services for members of a prepaid group practice.},
  author={Donald K. Freeborn and Clyde R Pope and Mark H. A. Davis and John Mullooly},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1977},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={115-28}
}
When evaluating the effectiveness of medical care programs, one concern is whether receipt of care is based upon health care needs or upon socioeconomic status. This study describes the relation between health status and socioeconomic status and attempts to determine which has the greater effect on ambulatory care utilization. The study setting was an operating HMO serving a cross-sectional membership of nearly 200,000 persons. Outpatient utilization data were derived from the medical records… CONTINUE READING
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