This paper identifies and describes measures of health service use and their applicability for assessing elderly persons with dementing illness and/or communication disorder. Dimensions and types of health service utilization are first discussed, followed by a discussion of special issues of validity as they apply to this population. A variety of approaches are examined, including personal interviews, proxy reports, and use of administrative and health plan records.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Mental Health and Aging|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology
- Psychiatry and Mental health