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Age, Costs of Acute and Long-term Care and Proximity to Death: Evidence for 1987-88 and 1994-94 in Btitish Columbia

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  • McGrail, K.
  • Green, B.
  • Barer, M.L.
  • Evans, R.G.
  • Hertzman, C.
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    Abstract

    Age is less important than proximity to death as a predictor of costs. However, the pattern of social and nursing care costs is different from that for acute medical care. In planning services it is important to take into account the relatively larger impact of aging on social and nursing care than on acute care.

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    Paper provided by University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. in its series Centre for Health Services and Policy Research with number 2000:8.

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    Length: 5 pages
    Date of creation: 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:2000:8

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    Postal: The University of British Columbia. Health Policy Research Unit. 429-2194 Health Sciences Mall. Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z3

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    Keywords: AGEING ; POPULATION ; HEALTH SERVICES;

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    1. Murphy, Michael & Martikainen, Pekka, 2013. "Use of hospital and long-term institutional care services in relation to proximity to death among older people in Finland," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 39-47.

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