Primary care and healthcare utilization among older Brazilians (ELSI-Brazil)

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To characterize healthcare access and utilization among older Brazilians. METHODS Data are from the baseline wave of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSI-Brazil), which is a nationally representative, population-based cohort study of persons aged 50 years and older conducted in 2015/2016 (n = 9,412). The prevalence of barriers to primary care and number and type of doctor visits in the past 12 months are compared by three main sources of healthcare (private, Family Health Strategy, traditional public clinics). Two-part multivariable hurdle analyses assess the ...

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