Parents' decision making and access to preventive healthcare for young children: applying Andersen's Model

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Abstract

Implementing preventive health care for young children provides the best chance of improving health and changing a child s life course. In Australia, despite government support for preventive health care, uptake of preventive services for young children is low. Using Andersen s behavioural model of health-care utilization, we aimed to understand how parents conceptualized their children s preventive health care and how this impacted on access to preventive health-care services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1256-1269
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Expectations
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

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