August 5, 2021

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – August 5, 2021

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:42 pm

A. “Multimorbidity in the elderly in China based on the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study,” by Xiaorong Guo, Benhua Zhao, Tianmu Chen, Bin Hao, Tao Yang, and Huimin Xu (PLoS ONE 16(8): e0255908., XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

B. “The experiences of older individuals providing care to older dependents: A phenomenological study in Spain,” by M. Alcañiz-Garrán, S. García-Sanjuán, J. D. Ramos-Pichardo, A. Sanjuán-Quiles, and R. Montejano-Lozoya (PLoS ONE 16(8): e0255600., XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

May 16, 2018

CAAR – Demographic Research Articles – May 16, 2018

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 5:02 pm

A. “Sociocultural variability in the Latino population: Age patterns and differences in morbidity among older US adults,” by Catherine Garcia, Marc A. Garcia, and Jennifer A. Ailshire (Vol. 38, Article 52, May 2018, .pdf format, p. 1605-1618).

B. “Pathways to death: The co-occurrence of physical and mental health in the last years of life,” by Marcel Raab, Anette Fasang, and Moritz Hess (Vol. 38, Article 53, May 2018, .pdf format, p. 1619-1634).

April 5, 2018

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine Articles – April 5, 2018

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:39 pm

A. “Cerebral white matter disease and functional decline in older adults from the Northern Manhattan Study: a longitudinal cohort study,” by Mandip S. Dhamoon, Ying-Kuen Cheung, Yeseon Moon, Janet DeRosa, Ralph Sacco, Mitchell S.V. Elkind, and Clinton B. Wright (PLoS Med 15(3): e1002529., XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

B. “Trajectories of functional decline in older adults with neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular multimorbidity: A Swedish cohort study,” by Davide L. Vetrano, Debora Rizzuto, Amaia Calderón-Larranaga, Graziano Onder, Anna-Karin Welmer, Roberto Bernabei, Alessandra Marengoni, and Laura Fratiglioni (PLoS Med 15(3): e1002503., XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

June 19, 2017

CAAR – Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper – June 19, 2017

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:13 pm

Healthy life expectancy, mortality, and the age prevalence of morbidity,” by Timothy Riffe, Alyson van Raalte, and Maarten J. Bijlsma (WP-2017-015, May 2017, .pdf format, 22p.).

December 30, 2015

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – December 30, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:40 pm

A. “Comparison of Self-Reported and Accelerometer-Assessed Physical Activity in Older Women,” by Eric J. Shiroma, Nancy R. Cook, JoAnn E. Manson, Julie E. Buring, Eric B. Rimm, and I-Min Lee (PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145950. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145950, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

B. “Multi-Morbidity in Hospitalised Older Patients: Who Are the Complex Elderly?” by Milagros Ruiz, Alex Bottle, Susannah Long, and Paul Aylin (PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145372. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145372, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

July 29, 2015

CAAR – Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research Working Paper – July 29, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:57 pm

Time-to-death patterns in markers of age and dependency,” by Tim Riffe, Pil H. Chung, Jeroen Spijker, and John MacInnes (WP 2015-003, July 2015, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

February 19, 2015

CAAR – Statistics South Africa Report – February 19, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:23 pm

Patterns of morbidity and mortality among older person in South Africa, 2013,” (Report 03-09-11, February 2015, .pdf format, 83p.).

June 9, 2014

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – June 9, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:18 pm

Socio-Economic Inequalities in the Prevalence of Multi-Morbidity among the Rural Elderly in Bargarh District of Odisha (India),” by Pallavi Banjare and Jalandhar Pradhan (PLoS ONE 9(6): e97832. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097832, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

March 13, 2014

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – March 13, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:21 pm

A. “Preventive Home Visits for Mortality, Morbidity, and Institutionalization in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” by Evan Mayo-Wilson, Sean Grant, Jennifer Burton, Amanda Parsons, Kristen Underhill, and Paul Montgomery (PLoS ONE 9(3): e89257. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089257, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

B. “Increased Hippocampal Excitability in the 3xTgAD Mouse Model for Alzheimer’s Disease In Vivo,” by Katherine E. Davis, Sarah Fox, and John Gigg (PLoS ONE 9(3): e91203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091203, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

December 19, 2013

CAAR – Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK] Working Paper – December 19, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:08 pm

In sickness and in health? Comorbidity in older couples,” by Cara L. Booker and Stephen Pudney (ISER Working Paper Series: 2013-30, December 2013, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

August 7, 2013

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – August 7, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:32 pm

The New Comorbidity Index for Predicting Survival in Elderly Dialysis Patients: A Long-Term Population-Based Study,” by Wei-Chih Kan, Jhi-Joung Wang, Shuo-Yu Wang, Yih-Min Sun, Chien-Ya Hung, Chin-Chen Chu, Chin-Li Lu, Shih-Feng Weng, Chung-Ching Chio, and Chih-Chiang Chien (PLoS ONE 8(8): e68748. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068748, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

July 30, 2013

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – July 30, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:21 pm

A. “Evidence for Significant Compression of Morbidity In the Elderly U.S. Population,” by David M. Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, and Mary Beth Landrum (w19268, July 2013, .pdf format, 51p.).


The question of whether morbidity is being compressed into the period just before death has been at the center of health debates in the United States for some time. Compression of morbidity would lead to longer life but less rapid medical spending increases than if life extension were accompanied by expanding morbidity. Using nearly 20 years of data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, we examine how health is changing by time period until death. We show that functional measures of health are improving, and more so the farther away from death the person is surveyed. Disease rates are relatively constant at all times until death. On net, there is strong evidence for compression of morbidity based on measured disability, but less clear evidence based on disease-free survival.

B. “Physician Agency and Competition: Evidence from a Major Change to Medicare Chemotherapy Reimbursement Policy,” by Mireille Jacobson, Tom Y. Chang, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Craig C. Earle, M.D. (w19247, July 2013, .pdf format, 71p.).


We investigate the role of physician agency and competition in determining health care supply and patient outcomes. A 2005 change to Medicare fees had a large, negative impact on physician profit margins for providing chemotherapy treatment. In response to these cuts, physicians increased their provision of chemotherapy and changed the mix of chemotherapy drugs they administered. The increase in treatment improved patient survival. These changes were larger in states that experienced larger decreases in physician profit margins. Finally while physician response was larger in more competitive markets, survival improvements were larger in less competitive markets.

October 4, 2012

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Article – October 4, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:35 pm

Evaluating Comorbidity Scores Based on Health Service Expenditures,” by Meredith L. Kilgore, Wilson Smith, Jeffrey R. Curtis, Michael A. Morrisey, David J. Becker, Kenneth G. Saag, and Elizabeth Delzell (Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012 Q3, .pdf format, 8p.).

May 31, 2012

CAAR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Article – May 31, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:06 pm

“Licensure of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Adults Aged 50 Years and Older” (US Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 61, No. 21, Jun. 1, 2012, HTML and .pdf format, p. 394-395).

Powered by WordPress