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Cross-national determinants of quality of life and health services for the elderly

Objective

Because of the aging of the population, and the expected increase in health care demands, epidemiological data to be used to establish priority areas for interventions are most needed. This project will contribute to increase the knowledge of the predictors (socio-demographic, behavioural, psychological factors and chronic conditions) of major health outcomes, such as decline in functional status, institutionalisation, and mortality. It will allow the comparison of these of health services in six different countries in relation to the abovementioned health predictors and outcomes. The results should become instruments that contribute to a better quality of life for the aged people, allowing also the countries to better allocate their resources for health care.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Address
Via Gustiniani, 2
35128 Padova
Italy

Participants (6)

INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL MEDICINE
Lithuania
Address
Kalvariju, 323
2021 Vilnius
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
Grzegozecka, 20
31 531 Krakow
KAPLAN MEDICAL CENTER
Israel
Address

76100 Rehovot
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Doktorsringen 5
171 71 Stockholm
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE
Finland
Address
Medisiinarinkatu 3
33014 Tampere