Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University

Studies and Research

Funded by
MOHLTC & CIHR

core Study 2

The Correlates, Health Outcomes and Costs Associated with Multiple Chronic Conditions

While much is known about health-care use associated with individual chronic conditions, less is known about utilization associated with MCC. From a health services perspective, understanding common patterns of MCC and the effect on health services use and related costs is critical to program planning. This retrospective cohort study seeks to understand the patterns of health service use and costs of dementia, diabetes and stroke within the context of MCC among adults over age 65.

This project will result in comprehensive population-based statistics on a) the burden and type of co-morbidity among the three primary diagnostic groups; b) factors associated with MCC and health service use and costs; and c) estimates of the effect of these conditions on the costs of use of health services. These statistics will be useful for practice and policy decision-makers as they plan community-based primary health-care programs and decide where to allocate resources.

 

Publication in BMC Geriatrics

Publication in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Publication in Neurology

Research Summary

 

  • Lauren Griffith
    Assistant Professor
    McMaster University
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Andrea Gruneir
    Associate SGS Scientist
    Women's College Hospital
    Women’s College Research Institute
  • Jenny Ploeg
  • Maureen Markle-Reid
  • Amiram Gafni
  • Noori Akhtar-Danesh
  • Lehana Thabane
  • Rashid Ahmed
  • David Kanters

Publications and Activities relating to this study:

Celebrate Nursing Week 2016 by video on ACHRU key research principles

Did you know one of the key principles of ACHRU research is an inter-professional nurse-led team based approach to patient care? Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg and the ACHRU research team invite you to celebrate Nursing Week 2016 by watching our video on ACHRU key research principles.

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The Correlates, Health Outcomes and Costs Associated with Multiple Chronic Conditions – Research Summary

This study describes co-morbidity, health services utilization, and associated costs over 5 years among community-dwelling older adults with one of dementia, diabetes, or chronic stroke (haemorrhagic or ischemic).

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New video release: ACHRU Key Principles

ACHRU research key principles include a focus on client-centred care, support for the caregivers in their caregiver role, among others.

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