The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe.

Dallmeyer S, Wicker P, Breuer C (2020)
European Journal of Public Health: 1-5.

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Dallmeyer, Sören; Wicker, PamelaUniBi; Breuer, Christoph
Abstract / Bemerkung
BACKGROUND: Increasing health care costs represent an economic burden placed on individuals across many European countries. Against this backdrop, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between participation in physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs in Europe.; METHODS: Individual data from the cross-national Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement (n=94267) including 16 European countries were utilized. Two-part models were estimated to investigate how different levels of participation frequency in physical activity are related to out-of-pocket costs (OOPC) for people aged 50years and older.; RESULTS: Only participation in physical activity more than once a week significantly decreases the probability of incurring any OOPC. However, all frequencies of physical activity significantly reduce the level of costs, with the highest savings being generated by participation once a week. The results reveal higher savings for men compared to women.; CONCLUSION: Physical activity can be a useful policy instrument to reduce the economic burden of out-of-pocket health care costs for an aging population in Europe. Public officials should primarily promote physical activity interventions targeting older people who are not active at all.
Stichworte
physical activity; health care costs; economics; older adult
Erscheinungsjahr
2020
Zeitschriftentitel
European Journal of Public Health
Seite(n)
1-5
ISSN
1101-1262
eISSN
1464-360X
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2942005

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Dallmeyer S, Wicker P, Breuer C. The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe. European Journal of Public Health. 2020:1-5.
Dallmeyer, S., Wicker, P., & Breuer, C. (2020). The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe. European Journal of Public Health, 1-5. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckaa045
Dallmeyer, S., Wicker, P., and Breuer, C. (2020). The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe. European Journal of Public Health, 1-5.
Dallmeyer, S., Wicker, P., & Breuer, C., 2020. The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe. European Journal of Public Health, , p 1-5.
S. Dallmeyer, P. Wicker, and C. Breuer, “The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe.”, European Journal of Public Health, 2020, pp. 1-5.
Dallmeyer, S., Wicker, P., Breuer, C.: The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe. European Journal of Public Health. 1-5 (2020).
Dallmeyer, Sören, Wicker, Pamela, and Breuer, Christoph. “The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe.”. European Journal of Public Health (2020): 1-5.

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