Hospital visits in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ

Published online: 
02 April 2015
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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

Further information about findings in this report and LiLACS NZ are on the LiLACS NZ website.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 April 2015
  • Citation:
    Kerse N, LiLACS NZ. 2014. Hospital visits in Advanced Age: Findings from LiLACS NZ. Auckland: School of Population Health, The University of Auckland.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.

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