A world view model of health care utilization: the impact of social and provider context on health care decision-making
This article provides a conceptual model illustrating the filtering effect that social factors have on a health care event. Individual, family and social network filters translate the symptom for the patient before and after s/he enters the health care delivery system. Simultaneously, managed care and provider filters shape what resource is provided by the health care provider to the patient. Basic premises are that decision-making about health care utilization is a complex social interaction and that better attention to the social context will increase the likelihood of effective health care occurring.
School of Social Work
Daley, James G., and Deborah J. Bostock. "A world view model of health care utilization: the impact of social and provider context on health care decision-making." Journal of health & social policy 9, no. 4 (1998): 67-82.
Journal of Health & Social Policy