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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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Division of Primary Care, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.


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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