Seven chronic conditions: their impact on US adults' activity levels and use of medical services.

@article{Verbrugge1995SevenCC,
  title={Seven chronic conditions: their impact on US adults' activity levels and use of medical services.},
  author={Lois M. Verbrugge and Donald L Patrick},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1995},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={173-82}
}
OBJECTIVES This paper analyzes the impact of seven chronic conditions (three nonfatal: arthritis, visual impairment, hearing impairment; four fatal: ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, malignant neoplasms) on US adults aged 18 and older. Impact refers to how readily a condition prompts activity limitations, physician visits, and hospital stays. METHODS Data come from three national health surveys and vital statistics. For comparability, a single… CONTINUE READING