Disabled workers' risk of hospitalization and death.
McCoy, John L
Date of Pub
Iams, Howard M
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.
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