A profile of the 7500 people in aged-care institutions in Auckland

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dc.contributor.author Bonita, R en
dc.contributor.author Broad, Joanna en
dc.contributor.author Richmond, DE en
dc.contributor.author Baskett, JJ en
dc.coverage.spatial New Zealand en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-21T04:23:48Z en
dc.date.issued 1990-11-28 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 103(902):553-555 28 Nov 1990 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/19925 en
dc.description.abstract A study was carried out in 1988 to describe the residents and patients of aged-care institutions in Auckland against which future measures, including planned changes in licensing and funding, could be made. Information was collected for each patient in every hospital (public and private) and each resident in all old people's homes in the Auckland region between January and June 1988. Of the 7516 people surveyed (99.4% response rate), 70% were residents in old people's homes, 25% were patients in private hospitals and 6% were cared for in the public hospital sector. Of the people surveyed, 71% were women. The average age of women, 82 years, was 6.5 years older than that of men. Three-quarters of all women and 44% of men in care were widowed. Women had a higher rate of admission to institutions than did men with almost one in two women and one in four men in the age group 85 years and over being in long term care. Rates of institutionalisation for Maoris and Pacific Islanders were the same as for Europeans. The majority of elderly people received regular contact and concern from family members. This study has demonstrated that Auckland has a higher proportion of the elderly population (7.6% of the population 65 years and over) in long term care compared with other areas of New Zealand. en
dc.description.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2123022 en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.subject Aged en
dc.subject Aged, 80 and over en
dc.subject Data Collection en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Homes for the Aged en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Long-Term Care en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Marriage en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Nursing Homes en
dc.subject Referral and Consultation en
dc.title A profile of the 7500 people in aged-care institutions in Auckland en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 902 en
pubs.begin-page 553 en
pubs.volume 103 en
dc.identifier.pmid 2123022 en
pubs.author-url http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/ en
pubs.end-page 555 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 210678 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Medicine Department en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-01-21 en
pubs.dimensions-id 2123022 en

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