The association between diseases and symptoms and general hospital care was studied in a geographically defined population of 1 040 persons aged 65 years or over (90% of the eligible non-institutionalized elderly).
In eight years, 25% of the subjects used over 60 hospital bed-days.
In age-controlled analyses high use of hospital care was predicted by chronic urinary infections and in women also by chronic bronchitis, diabetes mellitus and heart failure.
Among men, the risk of high use of hospital care was greatest in those reporting chronic urinary infection (risk ratio 1.9), and among women in those reporting chronic bronchitis (2.1) and diabetes (2.0).
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Service santé, Hôpital général, Prédiction, Modèle, Epidémiologie, Morbidité, Vieillard, Homme, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Health service, General hospital, Prediction, Models, Epidemiology, Morbidity, Elderly, Human, Finland, Europe
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Cote : 92-0403865
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.