The demand for preventive care services and its relationship with inpatient services

Wei Hua Tian, Chin Shyan Chen, Tsai Ching Liu

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Objective: To examine not only the relationship between the utilization of preventive health care services and inpatient services, but to also investigate the factors affecting the utilization of such services by the middle-aged and elderly. Method: We use data obtained from the 2003 Survey of Health and Living Status of the Elderly in Taiwan (SHLSE), hypothesizing that preventive health care services can be regarded as an appropriate substitute for subsequent medical services such as inpatient services; a recursive simultaneous model is used to avoid the problems of endogeneity. Results: The main results of this study indicate that the utilization of preventive health care services has the effect of reducing the probability of the utilization of inpatient services. Conclusion: The utilization of preventive care services can help to promote healthier lifestyles, provide early detection of illnesses, and reduce the need for subsequent inpatient care services amongst individuals. We suggest that effective outreach strategies to promote the utilization of preventive care services are essential.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)164-174
頁數11
期刊Health Policy
94
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2010 2月 1

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