Dietary diversity predicts type of medical expenditure in elders

Yuan-Ting Lo, M L Wahlqvist, Yu-Hung Chang, Senyeong Kao, Meei-Shyuan Lee

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Abstract

We investigated the relationship between dietary quality and medical care utilization and expenditures among a general Asian population. Elderly individuals with better dietary quality, as determined by a higher DDS, required fewer emergency and hospitalization services but obtained more preventive and ambulatory care. The findings have important implications for nutrition-related health service policy. Such a policy should pay close attention to socially disadvantaged groups with poorer dietary quality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e415 - e423
Number of pages9
JournalThe American journal of managed care
Volume19
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Lo, Y-T., Wahlqvist, M. L., Chang, Y-H., Kao, S., & Lee, M-S. (2013). Dietary diversity predicts type of medical expenditure in elders. The American journal of managed care, 19(12), e415 - e423.
Lo, Yuan-Ting ; Wahlqvist, M L ; Chang, Yu-Hung ; Kao, Senyeong ; Lee, Meei-Shyuan. / Dietary diversity predicts type of medical expenditure in elders. In: The American journal of managed care. 2013 ; Vol. 19, No. 12. pp. e415 - e423.
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Dietary diversity predicts type of medical expenditure in elders. / Lo, Yuan-Ting; Wahlqvist, M L; Chang, Yu-Hung; Kao, Senyeong; Lee, Meei-Shyuan.

In: The American journal of managed care, Vol. 19, No. 12, 2013, p. e415 - e423.

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