Health care utilization of patients with multiple chronic diseases in The Netherlands: Differences and underlying factors.

@article{Hopman2015HealthCU,
  title={Health care utilization of patients with multiple chronic diseases in The Netherlands: Differences and underlying factors.},
  author={Petra E P C Hopman and Marianne Heins and Mieke Rijken and François Georges Schellevis},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={190-6}
}
PURPOSE To examine health care utilization of people with multiple chronic diseases in The Netherlands compared to people with one chronic disease, and to identify different subgroups of multimorbid patients based on differences in health care utilization. METHODS All patients diagnosed with one or more chronic diseases in 2008-2009 (N=17,443) were selected from the nationwide NIVEL Primary Care Database, and data on their GP contacts were included. Data on hospital admissions (from the Dutch… CONTINUE READING

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