Centre for Policy on Ageing


The health status of the "old-old"
 — a reconsideration
Author(s)Burton P Halpert, Mary K Zimmerman
Journal titleSocial Science and Medicine, vol 22, no 9, 1986
Pagespp 893-899
KeywordsOver 70s ; Health [elderly] ; Social characteristics [elderly] ; Health services ; Usage [services].
AnnotationDrawing on notions of "compression of morbidity" and survivorship for the old-old (over 75s), it is suggested that distinctions based on factors other than age be used to identify groups with increased risk and needs for health care.
Accession NumberCPA-901003034
ClassmarkBBK: CC: F: L: QLD *

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