Self-rated health as a predictor of hospital admission and nursing home placement in elderly public housing tenants

M. Weinberger, J. C. Darnell, W. M. Tierney, B. L. Martz, S. L. Hiner, J. Barker, P. J. Neill

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Abstract

We assessed the validity of self-rated health in a one-year prospective study of 155 elderly public housing tenants. Compared to studies of elderly community residents, tenants had poorer self-rated health, and higher hospital admission and nursing home placement rates. Poor self-rated health was a risk factor for both outcomes. We conclude that self-rated health may be useful in identifying persons at increased risk for hospital admission and nursing home placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-459
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Weinberger, M., Darnell, J. C., Tierney, W. M., Martz, B. L., Hiner, S. L., Barker, J., & Neill, P. J. (1986). Self-rated health as a predictor of hospital admission and nursing home placement in elderly public housing tenants. American journal of public health, 76(4), 457-459. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.76.4.457