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ERIC Number: ED076875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 61
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Health Service Use. National Trends and Variations - 1953-1971.
Andersen, Ronald; And Others
Highlights concerning the major policy issues affecting the distribution of health services in the United States are presented. Findings which support the view that the United States is attaining equilization of health care opportunity include: (1) The gap between the percentage of low and high income people seeing a physician during the year narrowed considerably between 1963 and 1970; (2) Once they see a physician, low income people average more visits than those of higher income; (3) The lowest income people are almost twice as likely to be admitted to a hospital as those with the highest incomes in 1970; and (4) Although non-whites and central city residents have longer lengths of stay once they are admitted to the hospital, their admission rates were still lower than for the rest of the population in 1970. It is concluded that while great improvements in health care for disadvantaged groups have occurred over the last 10 to 20 years, these groups are silll not equal to the remainder of the population. (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Services Research and Development (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.