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Assessing the Effects of Predisposing, Enabling, and Illness-Morbidity Characteristics on Health Service Utilization
Frederic D. Wolinsky
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Vol. 19, No. 4 (Dec., 1978), pp. 384-396
Published by: American Sociological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2136586
Page Count: 13
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This paper examines the causal model which recent research suggests as a framework for research in health service utilization. Data from the 1971, 1972 and 1973 Health Interview Surveys are used to determine the effects of the predisposing, enabling, and illness-morbidity characteristics on several measures of health service utilization. Standardized regression coefficients show these characteristics to be substantively unrelated to health service utilization. The implications of these findings for existing theories of health service utilization are discussed.
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