Individuals with a chemical-dependent family member. Does their health care use increase?

@article{Svenson1995IndividualsWA,
  title={Individuals with a chemical-dependent family member. Does their health care use increase?},
  author={L. W. Svenson and Dr. Ian C. Forster and S E Woodhead and G H Platt},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
  year={1995},
  volume={41},
  pages={1488-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine health care utilization patterns of individuals who have a chemical-dependent family member (parent, spouse, or child). DESIGN Morbidity and health care utilization patterns were examined for a 12-month period using the claims administrative data from the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). SETTING General medical practice specializing in the treatment of addiction disorders. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred seventy-eight (73 male, 205 female) subjects were identified… CONTINUE READING