Opportunities for prevention in primary care in a country with universal insurance coverage

J Adolesc Health. 2008 Nov;43(5):517-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.03.006. Epub 2008 Jun 16.


Data from studies in the United States suggest that young people engaging in health-compromising behaviors have lower access to health care. Using data from a Swiss national survey we tested the hypothesis that in a country with universal insurance coverage, adolescents engaging in health-compromising behaviors access primary care to the same extent as those who do not engage in these behaviors.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Preventive Medicine*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Switzerland
  • Universal Health Insurance*
  • Young Adult