Cristin-resultat-ID: 1489001
Sist endret: 18. september 2017 11:04
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2017
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2017

Family Matters? The Importance of Relatives for Frail Elders’ Mortality and Hospital Readmission

Bidragsytere:
  • Karin Monstad
  • Darina Steskal og
  • Tor Helge Holmås

Tidsskrift

Journal of Population Ageing
ISSN 1874-7884
e-ISSN 1874-7876
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Sider: 1 - 18

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Family Matters? The Importance of Relatives for Frail Elders’ Mortality and Hospital Readmission

Sammendrag

We investigate the relationship between availability of relatives and mortality and hospital readmission within 30 days for patients aged 70 and above. The analysis contributes to the existing literature by applying a rich, high-quality data set and by its focus on frail elderly. Using Norwegian register data of 97,920 patients who have had an emergency hospital admission in the period 2009–2013, we employ a linear probability model where we account for a wide range of patient, municipality, and time characteristics. Our results show that having a spouse and at least one child is associated negatively with mortality and positively with readmission. A potential mechanism is that a spouse/child monitors the elder’s health status and acts as an advocate for the elderly, making a readmission more likely, while also reducing the mortality risk. Furthermore, we find that the availability of children is more important for female patients than for male patients, while for male patients the availability of the spouse appears to be more important, at least for readmission.

Bidragsytere

Karin Monstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Uni Rokkansenteret ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Darina Steskal

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Uni Rokkansenteret ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Tor Helge Holmås

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Uni Rokkansenteret ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
1 - 3 av 3