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Economic burden to primary informal caregivers of hospitalized older adults in Mexico: a cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, February 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Title
Economic burden to primary informal caregivers of hospitalized older adults in Mexico: a cohort study
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-51
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Authors

Mariana López-Ortega, Carmen García-Peña, Víctor Granados-García, José Juan García-González, Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda

Abstract

The burden of out of pocket spending for the Mexican population is high compared to other countries. Even patients insured by social security institutions have to face the cost of health goods, services or nonmedical expenses related to their illness. Primary caregivers, in addition, experience losses in productivity by taking up responsibilities in care giving activities. This situation represents a mayor economic burden in an acute care setting for elderly population. There is evidence that specialized geriatric services could represent lower overall costs in these circumstances and could help reduce these burdens.The aim of this study was to investigate economic burden differences in caregivers of elderly patients comparing two acute care services (Geriatric and Internal Medicine). Specifically, economic costs associated with hospitalization of older adults in these two settings by evaluating health care related out of pocket expenditures (OOPE), non-medical OOPE and indirect costs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 2%
India 1 2%
Unknown 42 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 25%
Student > Master 8 18%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 23%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Computer Science 3 7%
Unspecified 2 5%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 7 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2016.
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#2,093,323
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#962
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#32,834
of 252,703 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
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