Health Care Utilization

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Health Care Utilization Paper Option B
Svetlana Leyzerov
May 25, 2015
Hanna Matatyaho

Health Care Utilization Paper Option B

The Behavioral Model of Health Services utilization was developed by Ron Andersen in 1968, and subsequently refined with his colleagues over the years. It is the most widely adopted conceptual framework for studying the use of health services, especially with regard to determining whether or not access to and consumption of health services is fair. The model underwent three revisions, or phases, the first of which was the initial Behavioral Model. Developed in the 1960s, this phase was focused on individual use of the health care services. Phase two was in 1970s, where Anderson collaborated
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And by doing so, these mutable factors would be changed for the better outcomes for both sides. Further, these two Professors from School of Medicine in Texas, conducted a study “Rural Residence and Migration for Specialty Physician Care” through a random mail survey of people residing in Iowa’s rural counties. The focus of the study was to look for the factors that associate “with migration for specialty physician care” (Borders and Rohrer, 2001). The survey included multiple questions about having or not medical insurance, access to health care providers, demographics, employment, health status, needs to see health care professionals, and beliefs. The Andersen’s behavioral model was used for the responses analysis. Predisposing factors included age, gender, marital status, education, race and ancestry, religion, location of homes (in the town or on the farm). The individuals were asked if they have health problems and if they think that specialty care is affordable. For enabling factors were the income amount, type of health care insurance, if one could not see the doctor because of high costs, and an overall satisfaction with medical insurance. The study results showed that about seventy nine percent of respondents were using the specialty provider. Sixty nine percent of them

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