Functional disability and health care expenditures for older persons.

@article{Fried2001FunctionalDA,
  title={Functional disability and health care expenditures for older persons.},
  author={Terri R. Fried and Elizabeth H. Bradley and Christianna S. Williams and Mary E. Tinetti},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 21},
  pages={2602-7}
}
BACKGROUND The rapidly expanding proportion of the US population 65 years and older is anticipated to have a profound effect on health care expenditures. Whether the changing health status of older Americans will modulate this effect is not well understood. This study sought to determine the relationship between functional status and government-reimbursed health care services in older persons. METHODS Longitudinal cohort study of a representative sample of community-dwelling persons 72 years… CONTINUE READING

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