Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 4, P643-654 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0064 View full text
Murtuza Bharmal, Joseph Thomas

Abstract: This study investigated relationships between health insurance status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) using the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data. Health-related quality of life was measured using the SF-12 Physical Component Summary (PCS) and SF-12 Mental Component Summary (MCS). The analysis controlled for sociodemographic and attitudinal variables and medical conditions. The analysis also investigated and controlled for possible reverse causality between HRQOL and health insurance in the…

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