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... Nicolas Sirven, on the occasion of the publication of Issues in Health Economics (216), March 2016: "Ageing, Frailty and Health Care Expenditures", realised in collaboration with Thomas Rapp

1 / What are the issues and contributions of the concept of frailty in terms of health economics?

First, we use Fried’s approach of frailty which defines frail individuals by the presence of at least three criteria contributing to the loss of autonomy process: unintentional weight loss, reported fatigue, low physical activity, slow walking speed and muscle weakness...

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Health variables according to profiles of people bearing the highest out-of-pocket costs in 2010


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July 21st, 2016