Measurement of use of formal health care services

Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

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This paper identifies and describes measures of health service use and their applicability for assessing elderly persons with dementing illness and/or communication disorder. Dimensions and types of health service utilization are first discussed, followed by a discussion of special issues of validity as they apply to this population. A variety of approaches are examined, including personal interviews, proxy reports, and use of administrative and health plan records.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-81
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Mental Health and Aging
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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