Journal of Community Health

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 118–126

A comparison of health care utilization by husbands and wives

  • Agnes Chien
  • Lawrence J. Schneiderman
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01319205

Cite this article as:
Chien, A. & Schneiderman, L.J. J Community Health (1975) 1: 118. doi:10.1007/BF01319205


A chart review of married couples seen in family practice compared husband-wife visit rates. Wives were found to utilize services significantly more often: for all visits, for all visits excluding those related to pregnancy, for well-care visits, for psychological support visits, and for somatic illness visits (including sex-related illnesses), but not for non-sex-related somatic illness visits. There was no significant correlation in visit-rate frequencies within husband-wife pairs.

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© Human Sciences Press 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Agnes Chien
  • Lawrence J. Schneiderman

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