2017
DOI: 10.1590/s1518-8787.2017051006646 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: OBJECTIVE Evaluate the association of multimorbidity, primary health care model and possession of a private health plan with hospitalization.METHODS A population-based cross-sectional study with 1,593 elderly individuals (60 years old or older) living in the urban area of the city of Bagé, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The outcome was hospitalization in the year preceding the interview. The multimorbidity was evaluated through two cut-off points (≥ 2 and ≥ 3). The primary health care model was defined by… Show more

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