Am J Public Health
We assessed the validity of self-rated health in a one-year prospective study of 155 elderly public housing tenants. Compared to studies of elderly community residents, tenants had poorer self-rated health, and higher hospital admission and nursing home placement rates. Poor self- rated health was a risk factor for both outcomes. We conclude that self- rated health may be useful in identifying persons at increased risk for hospital admission and nursing home placement.
1860, admission, Aged, community, Comparative Study, Data Collection, Depression, Educational Status, elderly, Female, Health, Health Status, hospital, Hospitalization, Housing, Human, Institutionalization, Male, Middle Age, Nursing Homes, Prospective Studies, Public Housing, resident, residents, ResNet, Risk, Sex Factors