Co-morbidity analysis : a strategy for understanding mortality, disability and use of health care facilities of older people.
Older people often have several co-existing health problems.
The type, number, duration and severity of these problems may have an impact on longevity and maintenance of independence.
Analyses of co-morbidity can assess the additive or multiplicative effect of more than one chronic condition or impairment on the risks of mortality, loss of functioning and use of health services.
Three major surveys of the elderly, initiated in the past ten years, provide data for studying the added burden of multiple morbidities.
These surveys are:
The National Health Interview Survey-Supplement on Aging;
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I-Epidemiologic Follow-up Study;
and The Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Capacité fonctionnelle, Association morbide, Mortalité, Etat sanitaire, Utilisation, Service santé, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Handicap
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Functional capacity, Concomitant disease, Mortality, Health status, Use, Health service, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Handicap
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0294107
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.