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Health Problems in Old Age: Cross-Population Comparisons

Gerontology & Geriatrics Education

Author: Rubenstein, L. Z., Karmer, B. J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994


Overviews distinct differences in health parameters between aging subpopulations, including mortality, acute & chronic illness, & use of health services. It is noted that data collection techniques & measures & the reliability of these methods differ greatly between studies of different populations, making cross-population comparisons problematic. In addition to improving the databases, additional research is needed on the cultural factors that affect health-seeking & health-promoting behaviors, culturally appropriate treatment modalities or preferences, & decision hierarchies.

Further Details

Pages: 23-43
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 28.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 26/08/2013
Keywords: olderhealthhealth improvement
Reads: 259