The health status of elderly veteran enrollees in the Veterans Health Administration.

  title={The health status of elderly veteran enrollees in the Veterans Health Administration.},
  author={Alfredo Selim and Dan R Berlowitz and Graeme Fincke and Zhongxiao Cong and William H. Rogers and Samuel C. Haffer and Xinhua S. Ren and Austin F. S. Lee and Shirley X. Qian and Donald r. Miller and A. G. Spiro and Bernardo J. Selim and Lewis Kazis},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={52 8},
OBJECTIVES To examine the health status of elderly veteran enrollees, stratified by age group, and compare with nonveteran populations. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Outpatient. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1,406,049 veteran enrollees were surveyed, and 887,775 returned the questionnaire (63.1%). Of these, 663,729 (74%) were aged 65 and older. MEASUREMENTS Patient demographics, comorbid conditions, and health status, which was assessed using the Veterans 36-item short form (SF-36), a… CONTINUE READING

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