Multiple morbidity combinations impact on medical expenditures among older adults

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados última modificación 25/04/2011 11:07

This study aims to explore the medical needs of patients who have different combinations of multiple chronic diseases in order to improve care strategy for chronic patients. This study was based on a national probability proportional to size (PPS) sampling to older adults over 50 years old. We collaborated the files of the 2000-2001 health insurance claims and selected 8 types of common chronic diseases among seniors, for the discussion of multiple combinations of chronic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.



Chi MJ, Lee CY, Wu SC.

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La carga económica de las enfermedades crónicas