Do Widows Use More Health-Care Medical Resource Than Widowers?-A Study of Emergency Medicine in Taiwan

SHU-HSI, HO (2014) Do Widows Use More Health-Care Medical Resource Than Widowers?-A Study of Emergency Medicine in Taiwan. In: International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Economics and Human Behavior - SEH 2014, 08-09 March, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper explored the utilization of emergency medicine between the widowers and widows among the elderly in Taiwan. Subject data were obtained from the National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan, a study conducted in 2009 that encompassed observations 65 years of age and older. Chi-square test was used to determine the utilization of emergency medicine between the widowers and widows. Main empirical results confirmed that the life satisfaction, budget balance, self-reported health, functional limitation, and stroke significantly associated with utilization of emergency medicine for both widowers and widows. Nevertheless, diabetes significantly raised the utilization of emergency medicine for widows but not for widowers. Moreover, the utilization of emergency medicine was strongly correlated with predisposing, enablingand need characteristics among the elderly widowhood.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: emergency medicine, widow, widower
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 07:51
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 07:51
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/2299

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