The Ecology of Medical Care in Japan

  title={The Ecology of Medical Care in Japan},
  author={Tsuguya Fukui and Mahbubur Rhaman and Osamu Takahashi and Mayuko Saito and Takuro Shimbo and Hiroyoshi Endo and Hanako Misao and Shunnichi Fukuhara and Shigeaki Hinohara},
Background Studies on the ecology of medical care have been reported only from the USA. No similar investigation has been made for Japanese population. Objective To sketch health care seeking behavior of people in Japan based on a prospective health diary recorded for one month. Material and Methods A population weighted random sample from a nationally representative panel of households was used to estimate the number of health-related symptoms, self-care, and health care utilization per 1,000… CONTINUE READING