Who are the consistently high users of health and social services? A follow-up study two and a half years later of people aged 85+ at baseline

Bowling, Ann, Farquhar, Morag and Grundy, Emily (1993) Who are the consistently high users of health and social services? A follow-up study two and a half years later of people aged 85+ at baseline. Health & Social Care in the Community, 1 (5). pp. 277-287. ISSN 0966-0410

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Abstract

This paper reports on changes in service use over a 2 1/2-year period among people aged 85+ at baseline. The socio-demographic, social, pyschological and physical characteristics of the consistently high utilizers and the consistently low utilizers of services are described. The strongest predictor of total service use was functional ability. The analyses confirmed that a small proportion of people are likely to account for the most expenditure on health and social services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: elderly,functional ability,health status,old age,service use,utilization behaviour
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 12:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61108
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.1993.tb00229.x

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