The association of residential mobility with affiliation to primary care providers

Jatrana, Santosh, Richardson, Ken, and Crampton, Peter (2013) The association of residential mobility with affiliation to primary care providers. New Zealand Population Review, 39. pp. 101-120.

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There has been considerable discussion in the literature about theoretical and empirical associations between the health of individuals and the material and social deprivation of their place of residence. However, the importance of residential mobility for use of primary care services has not been thoroughly assessed in the literature. Knowledge about such effects may, for example, help primary care physicians decide which patients to concentrate on. In this paper, we take advantage of longitudinal data to explore the association between residential mobility and affiliation with a Primary Care Provider (PCP) in New Zealand. Affiliation refers to having a doctor, nurse or medical centre one could go to if need arises. We found that respondents who moved were less likely to be affiliated with a PCP than those who did not move, even after controlling for likely known confounders and all unmeasured time-invariant confounders in logistic fixed-effects regression models. Our findings suggest that policies to encourage the building and maintaining of the relationship between a PCP and patients should be in place before and after patients move, with follow-up to aid mobile families and individuals.

Item ID: 71028
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1179-8149
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2013 Population Association of New Zealand
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2021 23:24
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4403 Demography > 440303 Migration @ 60%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420319 Primary health care @ 40%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society @ 50%
15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1502 Macroeconomics > 150202 Demography @ 20%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280112 Expanding knowledge in the health sciences @ 30%
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