Associations of frailty with health care costs - results of the ESTHER cohort study

dianagosalvez Diana Gosalvez Prados última modificación 6/05/2016 11:36

The concept of frailty is rapidly gaining attention as an independent syndrome with high prevalence in older adults. Thereby, frailty is often related to certain adverse outcomes like mortality or disability. Another adverse outcome discussed is increased health care utilization. However, only few studies examined the impact of frailty on health care utilization and corresponding costs. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate comprehensively the relationship between frailty, health care utilization and costs.

Bock JO, König HH, Brenner H, Haefeli WE, Quinzler R, Matschinger H, Saum KU, Schöttker B, Heider D. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Apr 14;16(1):128. Available at: http://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-016-1360-3


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Bock JO, König HH, Brenner H, Haefeli WE, Quinzler R, Matschinger H, Saum KU, Schöttker B, Heider D.

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