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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
31 531 Krakow
171 71 Stockholm