|Title||[The association between self-rated health and health care utilization in retired].|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||F Pimenta, A, Amaral, CSantos, Torres, HDa Gama, Rezende, N|
|Journal||Acta Médica Portuguesa|
|Keywords||Delivery of Health Care, Health Status, Humans, Self Concept|
OBJECTIVE: This article attests the association between self-rated health and health care utilization in a retired population by a narrative review.
METHOD: A systematic review was carried out from 1967 to 2007 to identify studies on self-rated health, in the databases MEDLINE, LILACS e SCIELO. The OVID software was used to Medline research. Contacts with experts were used. The key words retirement, self-rated health, health care utilization and narrative review were used in Portuguese, Spanish and English versions. Al the abstracts were analyzed, but only trials that associated self-rated health in retirement and health care utilization were fully analyzed.
RESULTS: Thirty one out of 443 abstracts were selected to be fully analyzed. Current data indicates that health deterioration, poor self-rated health and increased health care utilization are associated with early retirement, due to disability, but not with individuals who worked until retirement by age.
CONCLUSION: Retirement is probably associated with increased public expenses and increased health care utilization in retired with a poor self-rated health.
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health Care Utilization/SELF-RATED HEALTH/DISABILITY/DISABILITY/retirement/meta-analysis
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