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ERIC Number: ED142138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 61
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University of Utah Student Health Service Population Analysis.
Hammer, Douglas
In order to evaluate the health care needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Utah, a Student Health Services Planning Committee was convened by the dean of the university's medical school and charged with the responsibility of examining alternative methods for meeting the university population's health care needs. One component of the committee's plan was to determine the present health service load at the student service and to describe those population segments that have used the service and those who may be dependent on it as the primary source of care. The results of that population analysis show that, in general, few population variables are highly correlated with use of the health service, and therefore do not adequately explain its use. Marital status does not affect use of the service, although married students will come a greater distance to use the facilities. Controlling for sex and need, it was found that students living with parents see the physicians less often than those not living at home. When controlled for need, it appears that unmarried students with less insurance see physicians more often than those with more insurance, but for married students the converse is true. In general, attitudes toward the health service and its costs are favorable. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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