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J Fam Pract. 1977 Sep;5(3):427-32.

An integrated medical record and data system for primary care. Part 5: Implications of filing family folders by area of residence.

Abstract

A discussion of the advantages of filing family folders by geographic location is presented in addition to several methods for determination of socioeconomic status. Advantages of current filing techniques at the University of Rochester-Highland Hospital Family Medicine Program are detailed. Examples are given of the use of such information to estimate health-care utilization as determined by factors of distance from practice, socioeconomic status, natural barriers, and family size.

PMID:
903754
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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