Health status and service needs of the oldest old: current patterns and future trends.
Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)
The costs--economic and social--of projected increased use of long-term care services by the oldest old will be borne by third-party payers and by their families, who already supply the bulk of personal care services in the community. However, use of health services is concerned among a relatively small group of disabled aged; efficient planning for those aged 85 and over requires early reliable identification of those most in need. Life table models can be used to display health care policy options.
- Soldo, BJ; Manton, KG
- January 1, 1985
Volume / Issue
- 63 / 2
Start / End Page
- 286 - 319
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