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Health Services Utilization in Older Europeans: an Empirical Study

Published Online: 10 Jun 2016
Page range: 127 - 136
Received: 20 Mar 2016
Accepted: 02 May 2016
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Background and Purpose: Chronic diseases and associated co-morbidities are highly prevalent among elderly and are associated with an increase in health services utilization which in turn raises health care expenditures throughout industrialized societies. However, health care utilization in elderly is still inadequately understood, particularly regarding the differences among European jurisdictions. In our article, we use dataset of Wave 5 of SHARE survey to study the utilization of health care in older Europeans in 15 European countries.

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