Geographic variability in hospital admission rates for respiratory disease among the elderly in the United States.

@article{Morris1994GeographicVI,
  title={Geographic variability in hospital admission rates for respiratory disease among the elderly in the United States.},
  author={Richard D. Morris and Rajika L Munasinghe},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={1172-81}
}
BACKGROUND The elderly represent a susceptible subpopulation that experiences disproportionate levels of morbidity and mortality from respiratory disease. As a consequence, they are frequently hospitalized for these conditions. Evaluating the geographic distributions of these hospital admissions can provide useful insights concerning patterns in incidence and medical care for respiratory diseases. METHODS All hospital admissions for pneumonia, acute respiratory infections, asthma, and chronic… CONTINUE READING
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