Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Women Use Health Care Much More Than Men

From The New York Times, "The Annual Appointment Loses Some Relevance" by Tara Parker-Pope:
Women have long been the most frequent users of health care, particularly for pregnancy care and pediatric visits for their children. But even when pregnancy and pediatric care are removed from the equation, women are still 33 percent more likely to visit the doctor, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of doctor visits for annual exams and preventive services for women is double that of men. [Emphasis added.]

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