The relationship between depressive symptoms and health service utilization for elderly people in Taiwan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE This study analyzes the relationship between depressive symptoms and the utilization of medical services for elderly people in Taiwan. METHODS Because depressive symptoms and physical health may have a reciprocal relationship, a simultaneous equations model was used by performing a 3-stage least squares (3SLS) regression. The data in this study… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.10.005

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