Ontario Child Health Study: patterns of ambulatory medical care utilization and their correlates.

@article{Woodward1988OntarioCH,
  title={Ontario Child Health Study: patterns of ambulatory medical care utilization and their correlates.},
  author={Christel A. Woodward and Michael H. Boyle and David Dan R Offord and D T Cadman and Paul S. Links and Heather Munroe-Blum and Carolyn Byrne and H Mikel Thomas},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1988},
  volume={82 3 Pt 2},
  pages={425-34}
}
Data from a large epidemiologic survey of Ontario children 4 to 16 years of age are presented concerning the frequency and correlates the use of ambulatory medical care services during a 6-month period in which a universal, first-dollar health insurance plan was used. Patterns of use of ambulatory medical care are described for three settings: doctor's offices, emergency rooms, and hospital outpatient departments. A group of children who are frequent users of ambulatory medical care (defined as… CONTINUE READING

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