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Although there is extensive research on adult perceptions of their own medical care, few sociological studies have examined parents’ perceptions about their children’s care. Yet, there is substantial evidence that parents transmit health-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to their children. As with adult patients, parent satisfaction with their child’s medical care is stratified by social characteristics; however, we also find a strong association between dissatisfaction and use of other important health services. It may be the case that when parents feel that they did not receive satisfactory care, they are more likely to delay, or to forgo, preventive and other health services.
Jokinen-Gordon, H. and Quadagno, J. (2013), "Variations in Parents’ Perceptions of their Children’s Medical Treatment: The Effect of Dissatisfaction on Preventive Care and Unmet Need", Social Determinants, Health Disparities and Linkages to Health and Health Care (Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 31), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 161-185. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0275-4959(2013)0000031010Download as .RIS
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