[The association between self-rated health and health care utilization in retired].

Title[The association between self-rated health and health care utilization in retired].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsF Pimenta, A, Amaral, CSantos, Torres, HDa Gama, Rezende, N
JournalActa Médica Portuguesa
Volume23
Issue1
Pagination101-106
ISSN Number1646-0758
KeywordsDelivery of Health Care, Health Status, Humans, Self Concept
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20353712/
Endnote Keywords

health Care Utilization/SELF-RATED HEALTH/DISABILITY/DISABILITY/retirement/meta-analysis

Endnote ID

22420

Citation Key7451
PubMed ID20353712