The Prediction of Healthcare Utilization by Frailty and Disability among Dutch Community-Dwelling People Aged 75 Years or Older

ABSTRACT: Background Population aging is occurring worldwide. As a result, frailty and disability are in the full interest of practice, policy, and science. An increase in healthcare utilization is an adverse outcome of frailty and disability. Objective The aim of the present study was the prediction of six indicators of healthcare utilization by frailty and disability measures. The six indicators of healthcare utilization of interest were: use of informal care, number of visits to a general practitioner, hospital admission, receiving nursing care, receiving personal care, and contacts with (health)care professionals.