Prepaid group health practice in a new community

P. S. German

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This study of the factors leading to enrollment in a prepaid group health practice was undertaken from a framework that viewed enrollment as a decision reflecting life style. Occupational type was examined for effect on life style and thus indirectly on enrollment. Data gathered in a household survey in a planned community revealed that individuals with bureaucratic occupational backgrounds were more mobile but tended to utilize community resources earlier and more readily. Higher morbidity led to lower rates of enrollment; participation in community activities led to higher rates of enrollment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-368
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of health and social behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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