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Article: The effects of race and ethnicity on use of health services by older Americans

TitleThe effects of race and ethnicity on use of health services by older Americans
Authors
KeywordsEthnicity
Health Care Services
Race
Seniors
Utilization
Issue Date1999
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JSSR
Citation
Journal Of Social Service Research, 1999, v. 25 n. 4, p. 15-42 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examined racial and ethnic differences in use of health services by white, African American, and Hispanic elderly people. Using a national representative sample of elderly from the AHEAD study, we estimated a two-part model of health services utilization. We found that African American and Hispanic elderly were more likely to make physician visits than white elderly. Among those who made physician visits, Hispanic elderly made more visits than white elderly. We also found that the effects of factors affecting use of health services varied by race and ethnicity. These results lead us to reject the homogeneity assumption made by many health services researchers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172025
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.51
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.271
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dc.contributor.authorLum, YSen_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, HJen_US
dc.contributor.authorOzawa, MNen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:19:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:19:43Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Social Service Research, 1999, v. 25 n. 4, p. 15-42en_US
dc.identifier.issn0148-8376en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172025-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined racial and ethnic differences in use of health services by white, African American, and Hispanic elderly people. Using a national representative sample of elderly from the AHEAD study, we estimated a two-part model of health services utilization. We found that African American and Hispanic elderly were more likely to make physician visits than white elderly. Among those who made physician visits, Hispanic elderly made more visits than white elderly. We also found that the effects of factors affecting use of health services varied by race and ethnicity. These results lead us to reject the homogeneity assumption made by many health services researchers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JSSRen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Social Service Researchen_US
dc.subjectEthnicityen_US
dc.subjectHealth Care Servicesen_US
dc.subjectRaceen_US
dc.subjectSeniorsen_US
dc.subjectUtilizationen_US
dc.titleThe effects of race and ethnicity on use of health services by older Americansen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLum, YS: tlum@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume25en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.spage15en_US
dc.identifier.epage42en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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