Use of acute hospital beds does not increase as the population ages: results from a seven year cohort study in Germany.

@article{Busse2002UseOA,
  title={Use of acute hospital beds does not increase as the population ages: results from a seven year cohort study in Germany.},
  author={Reinhard Busse and Christian Krauth and Friedrich Wilhelm Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2002},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={289-93}
}
OBJECTIVES (1) To compare the number of hospital days used by survivors with those by persons in their last, second last, and third last year of life in relation to age; (2) to analyse lifelong hospital utilisation in relation to life expectancy. DESIGN Cohort study using a 10% sample (stratified by age and sex) of persons insured by one sickness fund. SETTING Germany, 1989-1995. SUBJECTS 69,847 survivors (with a minimum of three more years to live), 1385 persons in last, 1368 in second… CONTINUE READING
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