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J Adolesc Health. 2008 Nov;43(5):517-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.03.006. Epub 2008 Jun 16.

Opportunities for prevention in primary care in a country with universal insurance coverage.

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  • 1Division of Primary Care, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. dagmar.haller-hester@hcuge.ch

Abstract

Data from studies in the United States suggest that young people engaging in health-compromising behaviors have lower access to health care. Using data from a Swiss national survey we tested the hypothesis that in a country with universal insurance coverage, adolescents engaging in health-compromising behaviors access primary care to the same extent as those who do not engage in these behaviors.

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