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Time's up. Descriptive epidemiology of multi-morbidity and time spent on health related activity by older Australians: a time use survey

Jowsey, Tanisha; McRae, Ian S.; Valderas, Jose M.; Dugdale, Paul; Phillips, Rebecca; Bunton, Robin; Gillespie, James; Banfield, Michelle; Jones, Lesley; Kljakovic, Marjan; Yen, Laurann


Most Western health systems remain single illness orientated despite the growing prevalence of multi-morbidity. Identifying how much time people with multiple chronic conditions spend managing their health will help policy makers and health service providers make decisions about areas of patient need for support. This article presents findings from an Australian study concerning the time spent on health related activity by older adults (aged 50 years and over), most of whom had multiple chronic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-04-01
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059379


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