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Associations of Social, Cultural, and Community Engagement With Health Care Utilization (JAMA Network Open)

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About JAMA Network Open: JAMA Network Open is an online-only open access general medical journal from the JAMA Network. On weekdays, the journal publishes peer-reviewed clinical research and commentary in more than 40 medical and health subject areas. Every article is free online from the day of publication.

About The Study: The findings of this study of 12,000 older adults suggest that more social, cultural, and community engagement (SCCE) was associated with more dental and outpatient care utilization and reduced inpatient and community health care utilization. SCCE might be associated with shaping beneficial early and preventive health-seeking behaviors, facilitating health care decentralization and alleviating financial burden by optimizing health care utilization.

Authors: Daisy Fancourt, Ph.D., of University College London in London, is the corresponding author.

(DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.6636)

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