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Does first-contact access to primary care differentially benefit those with certain personalities to receive preventive services?

Does first-contact access to primary care differentially benefit those with certain personalities to receive preventive services?

Dr. Nancy Pandhi and team used Wisconsin Longitudinal Study data to examine utilization of preventive care services in patients with certain personality characteristics. They found that certain personality characteristics, such as lower conscientiousness, lower agreeableness, and lower openness to new experience predicted receiving fewer of one or more preventive care services. For those with less agreeableness, improved first-contact access mitigated this effect. 

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