Utilization of child health clinics following introduction of a copayment

P. J. Fischer, D. M. Strobino, C. A. Pinckney

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The effect of introduction of a copayment on utilization of well child services was investigated in St. Mary's County, Maryland between 1975 and 1979. Utilization declined between the pre-copayment and post-copayment periods for White and non-White infants under six months of age. The deterrent impact of the copayment suggested by the results may be related to crossover to private care but may also represent a drop in use of preventive services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1403
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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