Activity limitations predict health care expenditures in the general population in Belgium.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: Disability and chronic conditions both have an impact on health expenditures and although they are conceptually related, they present different dimensions of ill-health. Recent concepts of disability combine a biological understanding of impairment with the social dimension of activity limitation and resulted in the development of the Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI). This paper reports on the predictive value of the GALI on health care expenditures in relation to the presence of chronic conditions.METHODS: Data from the Belgian Health Interview Survey 2008 were linke…

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