TITLE

Use of the Hospital Emergency Room in Relation to Use of Private Physicians

AUTHOR(S)
Kelman, Howard R.; Lane, Dorothy S.
PUB. DATE
December 1976
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Dec1976, Vol. 66 Issue 12, p1189
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study which investigates hospital emergency rooms utilization relative to the use of private physicians in suburban and semi-rural areas. Two groups of emergency room patients with primary care physician and without primary care physician were interviewed. Findings shows that patients with their own physicians reported more health problems and reported higher rates of ambulatory health services. Fifty five percent of patients without their own physicians presented with illnesses. Both groups utilized hospital emergency room because of their inability to obtain ready access to physician.
ACCESSION #
5672852

 

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