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Multimorbidity, health care utilization and costs in an elderly community-dwelling population: a claims data based observational study

Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Health Services Research1.932
· DOI :10.1186/s12913-015-0698-2
Caroline Bähler7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Carola A Huber14
Estimated H-index: 14
+ 1 AuthorsOliver Reich14
Estimated H-index: 14
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Abstract
Chronic conditions and multimorbidity have become one of the main challenges in health care worldwide. However, data on the burden of multimorbidity are still scarce. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between multimorbidity and the health care utilization and costs in the Swiss community-dwelling population, taking into account several sociodemographic factors.
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