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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Soldo, BJ; Manton, KG

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 286 - 319

PubMed ID

  • 3889710

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-1997

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/3349882


  • eng