The cross-cultural validity of self-reported use of health care: a comparison of survey and registration data.

@article{Reijneveld2000TheCV,
  title={The cross-cultural validity of self-reported use of health care: a comparison of survey and registration data.},
  author={Sijmen A Reijneveld},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={267-72}
}
Surveys are often used to obtain data on ethnic differences in health care utilization. This study examines the cross-cultural validity of such data. Survey data were linked to an insurance register, for 3054 residents of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Concordance was estimated using Cohen's kappa statistics (agreement adjusted for chance agreement) and loglinear analyses regarding hospitalization, ambulatory physiotherapy, and prescription drugs. Self-reports yield higher utilization rates than… CONTINUE READING

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