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First incident hospitalisation for Australian women aged 70 and beyond: A 10 year examination using competing risks

Harris, Melissa L.; Dolja-Gore, Xenia; Kendig, Hal; Byles, Julie

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There are increasing concerns regarding high hospital use among older adults and the capacity to manage the economic impact of the ageing population trend on healthcare systems. First hospitalisation in old age may act as a catalyst for ongoing intensification of health problems and acute care use. This study examined factors associated with first incident hospitalisation in women aged over 70, accounting for the health inequalities associated with geographic location. Survey data from 3780...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102898
Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2015.12.006

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