The association between functional disability and acute care utilization among the elderly in Taiwan.

@article{Wu2013TheAB,
  title={The association between functional disability and acute care utilization among the elderly in Taiwan.},
  author={Chen-Yi Wu and Hsiao-Yun Hu and Chung-Pin Li and Yi-Ting Fang and Nicole Huang and Y J Chou},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={177-83}
}
Disability is associated with increased long-term care use among the elderly, but its association with utilization of acute care is not well understood. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between functional disability and acute medical care utilization among the elderly. This nationwide, population-based cohort study was based on data from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), linking to the 2004-2007 National Health Insurance (NHI) claims data. A total of 1521… CONTINUE READING