The Medically Vulnerable: Their Health Risks, Health Status And Use of Physician Care

R W Broyles, W J McAuley, D Baird Holmes

Abstract: Employing the Andersen/Neuman model of health behavior, this research compares the medically vulnerable (elderly, poor, and uninsured) with their less vulnerable counterparts with regard to (1) health and disability status, (2) likelihood of physician use, and (3) (among users) amount of physician use. Data were from the Oklahoma Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey and the Area Resource File. Findings indicate that the medically vulnerable are more likely to be disabled and to experience poorer health than the nonmedically vulnerable…

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