Search Resources (English): Health services utilization, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)

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Health care utilization and gender: a pilot study using the BC Linked Health Data  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Reports on a pilot study that evaluated the feasibility of linking large administrative databases to conduct a population-based study of health care use and gender in British Columbia.

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Published: 2000
Out in the cold: the context of lesbian health in Northern British Columbia  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/out-in-the-cold.pdf

Illustrates the impact of an anti-lesbian/anti-gay social climate and its permeation into health care services.

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Published: 2001
Health care utilization among women who have undergone breast implant surgery  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/hcubreastimplants.pdf

Demonstrates that women who have or have had breast implants experience more hospitalizations and visit doctors and specialists significantly more than women who had not undergone implantation surgery.

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Published: 2003
Health care utilization and gender: a pilot study using the BC linked Health Database  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/health-care-utilization.pdf

Examines whether there are differences between women and men in the utilization of selected services, and determines if any such differences might be explained by differences in sex, family composition and/or socioeconomic status, in relation to gender. Evaluates the feasibility of using the BC Linked Health Database for gender-based analyses. Demonstrates that it is possible to use the databases to construct variables to examine the gender-related impact of selected social determinants such as family composition and socioeconomic status on the use of health services.

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Published: 2001
First Nations women's encounters with mainstream health care services and systems  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/first-nations-womens.pdf

Reports on an investigation of First Nations women’s encounters with mainstream health care services in a small reserve community in northern British Columbia.

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Published: 2000