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Used and foregone health services among a cohort of 87,134 adult open University students residing throughout Thailand

Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Lim, Lynette; Chokhanapitak, Jaruwan; Churewong, Chaiyun; Hounthasarn, Suttanit; Khamman, Suwanee; Pandee, Daoruang; Pangsap, Suttinan; Prapamontol, Tippawan; Puengson, Janya; Sangrattanakul, Yodyiam; Bain, Christopher; Somboonsook, Boonchai; Sripaiboonkej, Nintita; Banwell, Cathy; Caldwell, Bruce; Carmichael, Gordon; Dellora, Tarie; Dixon, Jane; Kelly, Matthew; Kjellstrom, Tord; Mark, Tanya; McMichael, Anthony; Somsamai, Pathumvadee; Vilainerun, Duangkae; Wattanaphan, Wanee; Sleigh, Adrian; Friel, Sharon


There are limited data on the frequency of foregone health service use in defined populations. Here we describe Thai patterns of health service use, types of health insurance used and reports of foregone health services according to geo-demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Data on those who considered they had needed but not received health care over the previous year were obtained from a national cohort of 87,134 students from the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU). The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health


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