The relationship between the cost of community care and the dependency of old people.
In this paper the relationship between resource use, costs and dependency is examined for a « captured population » of old people living in the community but attending day hospital care.
Dependency is measured using a Guttman (activities of daily living) based scale.
Resource use is assigned by category of dependency and an opportunity cost methodology is used to estimate the cost of care.
The results generally confirm that the overall cost of care increases with dependency, though there are exceptions to this trend when each component of care is analysed separately.
For instance, not all elements of day hospital provision increase as dependency gets worse, as witnessed by the relatively low provision of paramedical care to old people in the highest category of dependency.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Vie quotidienne, Economie santé, Hôpital jour, Autonomie, Analyse coût, Soin, Traitement communautaire, Aide thérapeutique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Daily living, Health economy, Day hospital, Autonomy, Cost analysis, Care, Community treatment, Therapeutic assistance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0558721
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.