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標題:The relationship between depressive symptoms and health service utilization for elderly people in Taiwan
學年101
學期1
出版(發表)日期2012/12/01
作品名稱The relationship between depressive symptoms and health service utilization for elderly people in Taiwan
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者Tian, Wei-Hua; Liu, Tsai-Ching; Chen, Chin-Shyan; Liu, Li-Fan; Tien, Joseph J.
單位淡江大學保險學系
出版者Shannon: Elsevier Ireland Ltd
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數Health Policy 108(2-3), pp.256-267
摘要Objective
This study analyzes the relationship between depressive symptoms and the utilization of medical services for elderly people in Taiwan.

Methods
Because depressive symptoms and physical health may have a reciprocal relationship, a simultaneous equations model was used by performing a 3-stage least squares (3SLS) regression. The data in this study were obtained from the 2003 Survey of Health and Living Status of the Elderly in Taiwan (SHLSE).

Results
The findings show that depressive symptoms have a significantly negative effect on the utilization of outpatient, inpatient, and emergency services. Furthermore, the magnitude of the 3SLS estimates of physical health status in relation to health service utilization is substantially greater than that in the OLS estimates. The results may reveal that people with depressive symptoms may seek healthcare services because of physical discomfort.

Conclusions
Those with depressive symptoms may not seek specialty mental treatments, suggesting that policy interventions to monitor the need to care for elderly people with depressive symptoms through primary care services are important in screening and maintaining the mental health of elderly people.
關鍵字Depressive symptoms; Health service utilization; The elderly; Taiwan
語言英文(美國)
ISSN0168-8510
期刊性質國外
收錄於SSCI
產學合作
通訊作者Chen, Chin-Shyan
審稿制度
國別愛爾蘭
公開徵稿
出版型式紙本
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