TABLE 6-1Physical Health Changes in MOS Patients over Four Years

MeasureElderly
(n = 822)
Nonelderly
(n = 1,413)
Baseline SF-36 Scale43.545.7
4-year change-5.8-1.9
Worse, same, better (%)36, 53, 1126, 58, 17

NOTE: All differences are statistically significant (p < 0.001).

From: 6, Measuring Medical Outcomes: Longitudinal Data on the Differential Impact of Health Care Systems on Chronic Disease

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Changing Health Care Systems and Rheumatic Disease.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Changing Health Care Systems and Rheumatic Disease; Manning FJ, Barondess JA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1996.
Copyright © 1996, National Academy of Sciences.

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