Access to specialized health care services among older Canadians

Articles and reports: 82-003-X202400300002

Description: Canada is experiencing rapid population aging, which has a wide range of implications, including an increased need for health care services. However, very few studies have examined use of specialized health care services (e.g., visits to medical specialists, non-emergency tests, and surgeries) among older Canadians. Using data from the 2019/2020 Canadian Health Survey on Seniors, this study examines the prevalence of specialized health care service use and evaluates the association of predisposing factors, enabling resources, and need-related factors with specialized health care service use in the past 12 months among Canadians aged 65 or older.
Issue Number: 2024003
Volume: 35
Author(s): Islam, Md Kamrul; Gilmour, Heather

Main Product: Health Reports

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