A study of hospital admissions over time, using longitudinal latent structure analysis.
The aim was to study patterns of utilization of non-psychiatric admissions over time and factors affecting the utilization.
The study cohort includes all individuals born 1934-66, living in one of two Danish municipalities and admitted to a non-psychiatric department at least once in 1977 (n=2 686).
The hospitalizations of the cohort were followed during a 5-year period by means of the Danish National Patient Register.
The data were analysed using a longitudinal latent class (LC) model and a longitudinal latent Markov (LM) model.
The LC model suggests that among the cases in the cohort there were 4 variants of utilization patterns.
The LM model adequately described the sample in only 3 variants or classes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Admission hopital, Morbidité, Danemark, Utilisation, Service santé, Etude longitudinale, Modèle, Etude cohorte, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital admission, Morbidity, Denmark, Use, Health service, Follow up study, Models, Cohort study, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0656231
Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 199406.