The health of Canada's elderly population: Current status and future implications

Rosenberg, Mark W.; Moore, Eric G.
October 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 8, p1025
Academic Journal
Examines the health status of Canada's elderly population using three sets of measures. The level of activity limitations; Prevalence of chronic illnesses; Self-assessment of overall health; A discussion of elderly health status in the future for preparedness of the health care system to meet their challenges.


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