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Title
Health care use by Hispanic adults: financial vs. non-financial determinants.
First Author
Schur, Claudia L
Date of Pub
1995 Winter
Pages
71-88
Volume
17
Issue
2
Other Authors
Albers, Leigh A; Berk, Marc L
Abstract
The purpose of this article is to assess the relative effects of financial and cultural factors, namely language spoken, on health care use by Hispanic adults. Using a national sample, we examine the determinants of having a usual source of care (USOC), use of physician visits, and likelihood of having blood pressure checked. Multivariate analysis reveals the following: Monolingual Spanish speakers were not significantly different from English speakers for the three dependent variables; having private insurance or Medicaid was positively related to all three dependent variables. We conclude that financial factors primarily insurance--remain as the paramount barriers to care.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Adult : Aged : Blood Pressure : Health Care Costs : Health Services Accessibility/economics/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research : Health Services/utilization : Hispanic Americans/statistics & numerical data : Human : Hypertension/diagnosis : Insurance, Health/utilization : Language : Likelihood Functions : Medicaid/utilization : Medicare/utilization : Middle Age : Office Visits/statistics & numerical data : Patient Acceptance of Health Care/statistics & numerical data : Socioeconomic Factors : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB96-172663