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Hospital Downsizing and Trends in Health Care Use Among Elderly People in British Columbia


  • Sheps, S.B.
  • Reid, R.J.
  • Barer, M.L.
  • Krueger, H.
  • McGrail, K.M.
  • Green, B.
  • Evans, R.G.
  • Hertzman, C.


Overall changes in health care use were small, which suggests that the repercussions of the decline in acute care services for elderly people have been minimal. The higher age-adjusted death rates in the later cohort in full-time care suggests that long-term stays are becoming reserved for sicker group of elderly people than in the past.

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  • Sheps, S.B. & Reid, R.J. & Barer, M.L. & Krueger, H. & McGrail, K.M. & Green, B. & Evans, R.G. & Hertzman, C., 2000. "Hospital Downsizing and Trends in Health Care Use Among Elderly People in British Columbia," Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 2000:10, University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research..
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:2000:10

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    2. W. Hare & A. Alimadad & H. Dodd & R. Ferguson & A. Rutherford, 2009. "A deterministic model of home and community care client counts in British Columbia," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 80-98, March.
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    4. Bryant, Toba & Leaver, Chad & Dunn, James, 2009. "Unmet healthcare need, gender, and health inequalities in Canada," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 91(1), pages 24-32, June.

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    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets


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