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Project: A study of the short term predictability of the mortality, the morbidity, the invalidity, the hospitalisation and the institutionalisation in an elderly population.

01-JAN-97 – 31-DEC-01

In a sample of men and women aged 55 and older who participated in the BIRNH study, the predictive value of a series of variables concerning mortality, chronic morbidity, institutionalisation and survival without handicap are studied. The study also investigates the factors that may predict the health care expenditures (as a result of hospitalisation and institutionalisation) and aims to develop 2 predictive models, respectively concerning survival without handicap and health care economy.