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Use of a Functional Status Instrument in the Danish Health Study

  • N. Bentzen
  • K. M. Pedersen
  • T. Christiansen
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)

Abstract

To make sound decisions about the allocation of resources in the health care sector, it is important to obtain relevant knowledge about the incidence and prevalence of health problems in the population and the consequences of these problems in terms of use of resources and of personal discomfort. Fur­thermore, it is desirable that use of resources is related to course of treatment for a given illness, as opposed to being associated with each single contact to health providers or with bed-days. Moreover, it is desirable to be able to measure the effect of health care services on the health status of the target group.

Keywords

Health Status Health Perception Treatment Episode Health Status Measure Sickness Impact Profile 
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  • N. Bentzen
  • K. M. Pedersen
  • T. Christiansen

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