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Article: Factors associated with the use of publicly funded services by Hong Kong Chinese older adults

TitleFactors associated with the use of publicly funded services by Hong Kong Chinese older adults
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Healthcare service
Hong Kong
Predictors
Issue Date2004
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimed
Citation
Social Science And Medicine, 2004, v. 58 n. 6, p. 1025-1035 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article analyzes cross-sectional data collected from a representative community sample of 2003 Chinese elderly people aged 60 or above in Hong Kong. We examined whether the use of publicly funded health services by older adults is equitable under the framework of Andersen model. A number of predisposing, enabling, and need factors were assessed as predictors of utilization in four categories of services including hospital admission, emergency room, general outpatient clinics, and specialist outpatient clinics. It was found that utilization of these four health services was consistently correlated with need factors. Specifically, self-rated health status and particular types of chronic illness were consistently and significantly related to utilization for all four of services in Hong Kong. On the other hand, age and family support were related to hospital admission whereas functional impairment was associated with the use of emergency room and general outpatient clinics. Findings suggest that publicly funded health services in Hong Kong are used equitably by elderly people. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82078
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.814
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.894
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
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dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Science And Medicine, 2004, v. 58 n. 6, p. 1025-1035en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82078-
dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes cross-sectional data collected from a representative community sample of 2003 Chinese elderly people aged 60 or above in Hong Kong. We examined whether the use of publicly funded health services by older adults is equitable under the framework of Andersen model. A number of predisposing, enabling, and need factors were assessed as predictors of utilization in four categories of services including hospital admission, emergency room, general outpatient clinics, and specialist outpatient clinics. It was found that utilization of these four health services was consistently correlated with need factors. Specifically, self-rated health status and particular types of chronic illness were consistently and significantly related to utilization for all four of services in Hong Kong. On the other hand, age and family support were related to hospital admission whereas functional impairment was associated with the use of emergency room and general outpatient clinics. Findings suggest that publicly funded health services in Hong Kong are used equitably by elderly people. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimeden_HK
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dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectHealthcare serviceen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectPredictorsen_HK
dc.titleFactors associated with the use of publicly funded services by Hong Kong Chinese older adultsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_HK
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