The relationship between self-rated health and health care service use among women veterans in a primary care clinic.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examined whether self-rated health predicted health service use among women in an equal access primary care clinic setting. Women veterans (n = 139), 23-76 years of age were administered the PRIME-MD questionnaire at their outpatient clinic (OPC) visit which included a self-rated health item and assessment of symptoms. Number of prospective OPC visits was the outcome variable. Women who had poor/fair health were significantly more likely (OR = 3.25) to have more (>12) OPC visits than women who reported excellent/very good health. We conclude that poor perception of one's health is an important predictor of health care use among women veterans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bosworth, HB; Butterfield, MI; Stechuchak, KM; Bastian, LA

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 278 - 285

PubMed ID

  • 10980445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1049-3867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1049-3867(00)00056-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States