What is it about?

This study examines the influence of chronic health conditions and socio-economic status on overnight admission and length of stay among Canadian seniors

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Why is it important?

The findings show that all chronic health conditions and socio-economic factors examined were significantly associated with overnight hospital admission. However, seniors with cardiovascular health conditions, the very old, and seniors living in lower-income households had a greater risk of longer stays. Canadian seniors diagnosed with hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and stroke had greater risk of longer overnight hospital stays


Findings suggest that improving seniors’ health and socio-economic status may reduce the risk of overnight admission and longer stays of hospitalisation

Dr. Prince Michael Amegbor
Aarhus Universitet

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of Overnight Stay in Health Centres and Length of Admission: A Study of Canadian Seniors, Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement, February 2020, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/s0714980819000771.
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