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Effect of social factors on winter hospital admission for respiratory disease: a case-control study of older people in the UK.

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BACKGROUND: Every winter, hospitals in the UK and other developed countries experience a surge in respiratory admissions. Ecological studies suggest that social circumstances may be an important determinant. AIM: To establish the most important factors associated with winter hospital admissions among older people presenting with acute respiratory disease, especially the relative effect of social factors. DESIGN OF STUDY: case-control study. SETTING: Seventy-nine general practices in central ...

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10.3399/bjgp08x302682

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Jordan, RE More by this author
Hawker, JI More by this author
Tunnicliffe, W More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
58
Issue:
551
Pages:
400-402
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:33053683-96c0-4e27-a6f9-ffaee8d3a972
Source identifiers:
205821
Local pid:
pubs:205821

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