Über den Autor
Christian Janssen is a professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), Faculty of Applied Social Sciences. Enno Swart is a statistician with a doctoral degree from Hannover Medical School (MHH). Since 1993 he has worked at the Institute of Social Medicine and Health Economics at the Medical Department of the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany, where currently he heads the department of epidemiology. Thomas von Lengerke holds an adjunct associate professor position at Hannover Medical School, Medical Psychology Unit, where he is scientific faculty member.
It is a societal given, borne out by the facts: the higher one's social status, the better health, and the longer life expectancy. As the situation persists, an important question demands attention, namely whether health care systems contribute to the inequity.
Drawing accurate conclusions requires workable theory, reliable data collection instruments, and valid analytical methods.
Using one representative country to typify the industrial world, Health Care Utilization in Germany studies its subject in terms of social determinants. This singular volume offers systematic guidelines for research into health care access based on an acclaimed behavioral model of care utilization. Contributors focus on specific social factors, medical conditions, and sectors of care to examine why differences exist, their implications, and how care providers can better match supply with demand. And many of the book's topics, such as obesity, dementia, preventive services, and immigrant health, are of global interest. Included in the coverage: Updating a classic behavioral model of health care access.
Insights from qualitative research.
The problem of repeated surveys: how comparable are their results?
Gender and utilization of health care.
Care utilization by dementia patients living at home.
Social determinants of utilization of psychotherapy in Germany.
A volume certain to spark discussion among researchers across the community, the findings and methods in Health Care Utilization in Germany will be analyzed by health psychologists, public health professionals, and epidemiologists.
First endeavor to analyze social determinants of health care utilization in Germany
Based on systematic use of a theoretical approach, research methodology, and empirical studies
Provides a blueprint for health care utilization analyses in countries other than Germany
With a Foreword by Ronald M. Andersen