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End of life hospitalisations differ for older Australian women according to death trajectory: a longitudinal data linkage study

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

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BACKGROUND Hospitalisations are the prime contributor to healthcare expenditure, with older adults often identified as high hospital users. Despite the apparent high use of hospitals at the end of life, limited evidence currently exists regarding reasons for hospitalisation. Understanding complex end of life care needs is required for future health care planning as the global population ages. This study aimed to investigate patterns of hospitalisation in the last year of life by cause of death...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-09-09
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/147256
Source: BMC health services research
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1729-3
Access Rights: Open Access

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