Frequent school-based clinic utilization: a comparative profile of problems and service needs

Title

Frequent school-based clinic utilization: a comparative profile of problems and service needs

Creator

Wolk LI; Kaplan DW

Publisher

The Journal Of Adolescent Health : Official Publication Of The Society For Adolescent Medicine

Date

1993

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Health Services Needs and Demand; Socioeconomic Factors; Health Services Research; Mental Health; Sex Factors; Continental Population Groups; adolescent; Risk-Taking; School Health Services/utilization; Educational Status; Ambulatory Care Facilities/utilization; Students/statistics & numerical data

Description

The purpose of this study is to compare frequent users of school-based clinic services with students who have an average rate of utilization. SAMPLE: Of the 1413 students enrolled in a Denver school-based clinic (DSBC) during the 1989-1990 school year, frequent clinic users (n = 73) were defined as those who visited the clinic 15 times or more (range, 15-72 visits per year). Average users (n = 82) were defined as students who visited the clinic three times during the year (the mean and median number of visits per student enrolled). Average users were compared. RESULTS: The average utilizers were found to be representative of the entire student population based on age, race, gender, and grade. The frequent users had more females (71%) and a lower grade point average (GPA) (2.11) than the average users (52% female, 2.54 GPA; p
1993

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

458-463

Issue

6

Volume

14

Citation

Wolk LI; Kaplan DW, “Frequent school-based clinic utilization: a comparative profile of problems and service needs,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12273.

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