2004
Volume 85, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816

Abstract

Philosophies of life and Health Care Utilization in the Netherlands .

This study investigates to what extent people’s religious denomination relates to health care utilization. Religious denomination is seen as an indicator of a philosophy of life. We distinguish between Christian and Islamic religious and post-modern philosophies of life. Given that modern medical science and ensuing health care interventions are widely accepted, we do not expect a relationship between philosophies of life and the utilization of regular sources of modern health care. However, we do expect differences in areas where more controversy is possible, especially complementary and alternative medicine, but also preventive medicine. As expected, our results show philosophy of life differences in utilization for complementary and alternative medicine.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.5117/MEM2010.2.MARA
2010-06-01
2021-10-28
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.5117/MEM2010.2.MARA
Loading
  • Article Type: Research Article

Most Cited This Month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error