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Title
Disabled workers' risk of hospitalization and death.
First Author
McCoy, John L
Date of Pub
1994 Summer
Pages
61-76
Volume
15
Issue
4
Other Authors
Iams, Howard M
Abstract
Data from the 1982 New Beneficiary Survey (NBS) were matched with 5 years (1984-88) of Social Security and Medicare data to analyze disabled workers' probability of death and inpatient care. Fifteen percent of the disabled workers died within 18-24 months of initial eligibility; 34 percent died within 5 years. Older disabled workers had higher probabilities of death and hospitalization. Males were two times as likely to die as females, but no more likely to be hospitalized. Black persons also had a higher risk of death but no greater risk of hospitalization than other races. Additional health insurance had no influence on survival, but was differentially associated with inpatient care. Married males were more likely to survive. Physical functioning capacity had no influence on survival or hospitalization. Respiratory, circulatory, and digestive disorders increased the probability of hospitalization and mortality.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Risk Assessment : Age Factors : Aged : Blacks : Comparative Study : Data Collection : Disabled Persons/statistics & numerical data : Eligibility Determination : Female : Health Status Indicators : Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data : Human : Logistic Models : Male : Middle Age : Sex Factors : Social Security/utilization : Socioeconomic Factors : Survival Rate : United States : Whites
NTIS Number
PB99-106437