Health-care and home-care utilization among frail elderly persons in Belgium

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

Public Access


Peer reviewed scientific article


BACKGROUND: The patterns of health- and home-care utilization among Belgian frail elderly persons living at home with varying socio-economic status are currently unknown. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study based on a representative sample of 4777 elderly participants (>/=65 years) in the Belgian Health Interview Survey the prevalence of frailty, as determined by items referring to the Fried phenotype, was estimated according to age, gender, comorbidity, place of residence, survey year, living situation and socio-economic status. Differing health-care utilization [contacts with a general…

Associated health topics:

QR code

QR code for this page URL