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Associations of social, cultural, and community engagement with health care utilization

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this study of 12,000 older adults suggest that more social, cultural, and community engagement (SCCE) was associated with more dental and outpatient care utilization and reduced inpatient and community health care utilization. SCCE might be associated with shaping beneficial early and preventive health-seeking behaviors, facilitating health care decentralization and alleviating financial burden by optimizing health care utilization.

Authors: Daisy Fancourt, Ph.D., of University College London in London, is the corresponding author.

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(DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.6636)

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