Marital Status and Hospital Use Report of a Prespective Case Study of Elderly People in the Community

Butler, J.R. (1980) Marital Status and Hospital Use Report of a Prespective Case Study of Elderly People in the Community. Centre for Health Services Studies, 177 pp. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

A central aim of this study was an examination of the extent to which the higher rate of use of acute hospital beds by non-married than married patients might be attributed either to their greater clinical needs for hospital care or to differences in the doctors' perceptions of and responses to the social needs of each group. The study took the form of a prospective review of 407 elderly (65+) patients admitted to the medical and surgical wards of a district general hospital during a period of five months.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 15:02
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 05:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24855 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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