A longitudinal evaluation of persons with disabilities: does a longitudinal definition help define who receives necessary care?

@article{Chan2008ALE,
  title={A longitudinal evaluation of persons with disabilities: does a longitudinal definition help define who receives necessary care?},
  author={Leighton E Chan and M{\'a}rcia Aparecida Ciol and Anne Shumway-Cook and Kathryn M. Yorkston and Brian J. Dudgeon and Steven M. Asch and Jeanne Marie Hoffman},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={1023-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess, using a longitudinal definition, the impact of disability on a broad range of objective health care quality indicators. DESIGN Longitudinal cohort study following up with patients over several years. The first 2 interviews, 1 year apart, were used to determine each patient's disability status in activities of daily living (ADLs). Assessment of the health care indicators commenced after the second interview and continued throughout the survey period (an additional 1-3y… CONTINUE READING

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