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    How does the utilization of health care influence health outcomes?

    Should HIV testing be made mandatory in the U. S. as part of a routine physical?

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    I'll tackle your questions one by one:
    1) Health care use influences health outcomes in many ways. Note that an outcome of care is the health state of a patient resulting from health care. An outcome measure can be used to assess the quality of care to the extent that health care services influence the likelihood of desired health outcomes. Outcome measures may suggest specific areas of care that may require quality improvement, but further investigation is typically necessary to determine the specific structures or processes that should be changed. In general, a person's use of health care systems (i.e. going to the doctor, ...

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    A person's use of health care systems is debated.