Prediction of the Future Need for Institutional Care in Finnish Older People: A Comparison of Two Birth Cohorts

Gerontology

Fecha de publicación: December 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1159/000480382

Autores: Salminen M., Eloranta S., Vire J., Viikari P.Viikari L., Vahlberg T.Lehtonen A., Arve S., Wuorela M., Viitanen M.

Background: More recent birth cohorts of older people have better physical and cognitive status than earlier cohorts. As such, this could be expected to diminish the need for institutional care. The prediction of the future need for institutional care provides essential information for the planning and delivery of future care and social services as well as the resources needed. 

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