Cognitive function and acute care utilization.

  title={Cognitive function and acute care utilization.},
  author={Edith G. Walsh and Bei Qin David Str{\"o}mberg Yanhui Wu and Janet B. Mitchell and Lisa F Berkmann},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={58 1},
OBJECTIVES Little is known about variation in cognitive function across the aged population, or how use and costs of health care vary with cognitive impairment. This study was designed to create a typology of cognitive function in a nationally representative sample, and evaluate acute care use in relation to cognitive function, holding constant confounding factors. By including proxy assessments of cognitive function, this is the first study to include individuals unable to respond themselves… CONTINUE READING