U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Health Services Utilization

Availability of and access to quality health care services directly affects all aspects of women’s health. For women who have poor health status, disabilities, poverty, lack of insurance, and limited access to a range of health services, preventive treatment and rehabilitation can be critical in preventing disease and improving quality of life.

This section presents data on women’s health services utilization, including data on women’s insurance coverage, usual source of care, satisfaction with care, and use of various services, such as preventive care, HIV testing, hospitalization, and mental health services. A new addition to this section describes the use of alternative and complementary medicine among women.

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