Hospital visits in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents findings about hospitalisations, readmissions, visits to hospital-based doctors, and visits to after-hours medical clinics for Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years).
The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal study of advanced ageing, called Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand – Te Puā waitanga O Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ).
The report is available on the LiLACS NZ publications website.
Preview of findings
- 42% of people in advanced age were admitted to hospital in the previous 12 months and half (49%) of them were readmitted.
- 12% of people in advanced age visited an after-hours medical clinic.
- Half (49%) of people in advanced age visited a hospital-based doctor.
This information will assist the health sector, especially health policy analysts, planners and health care providers from district health boards, primary health organisations, Māori health providers to plan and deliver services to people in advanced age.
For more information
Information about the LiLACS NZ study can be found at LiLACS NZ research programme.
Further information about findings in this report and LiLACS NZ are on the LiLACS NZ website.