The ratchet effect : dramatic and sustained changes in health care utilization following admission to hospital with chronic disease

Abstract

Objective: To describe the previously unexamined association between admissions to hospital with chronic disease and changes in all-cause health service utilization over time. Research Design: A cohort study examining the population of Western Australia with hospitalizations for chronic disease from 2002 to 2010. A "rolling" clearance period is used to… (More)

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