Healthcare Costs and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Multimorbid Patients After Hospitalization

Paola Salari, Séverine Henrard, Cian O’Mahony, Paco Welsing, Arjun Bhadhuri, Katharina Tabea Jungo, Thomas Beck, Denis O’Mahony, Stephen Byrne, Anne Spinewine, Wilma Knol, Nicolas Rodondi & Matthias Schwenkglenks
Objectives:We identified factors associated with healthcare costs and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of multimorbid older adults with polypharmacy.Methods:Using data from the OPERAM (OPtimising thERapy to prevent Avoidable hospital admissions in the Multimorbid older people) trial, we described the magnitude and composition of healthcare costs, and time trends of HRQoL, during 1-year after an acute-care hospitalization. We performed a cluster analysis to identify groups with different cost and HRQoL trends. Using multilevel models, we also...
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