Care utilisation in the last years of life in relation to age and time to death: results from a Swedish urban population of the oldest old.

@article{Larsson2008CareUI,
  title={Care utilisation in the last years of life in relation to age and time to death: results from a Swedish urban population of the oldest old.},
  author={Kristina Larsson and Ingemar K{\aa}reholt and Mats Thorslund},
  journal={European journal of ageing},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={349-357}
}
The majority of older people experience progressive disability at the end of their lives and require long-term care as a result. This study analysed patterns of care utilisation during the 5 years prior to death, particularly the effects of age and time to death in relation to the use of public elder care (i.e. home help services and institutional care) and hospital care. A longitudinal study provided data on care utilisation among participants (aged 83+) who died between 1995 and 2004 (n = 567… CONTINUE READING

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