Declining Trends in Hospital Deaths in Denmark from 1980 to 2014.
Karen Andersen-Ranberg, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C
Nuria Calduch Verdiell, Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics (CED)
Angela Carollo, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Jo Mhairi Hale, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen, MaxO, University of Southern Denmark
Anna Oksuzyan, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
This study explores trends in hospital deaths at ages 50 and over and individual-level determinants of hospital deaths, using high-quality register data on the total Danish population from 1980 to 2014.
Results provide evidence that older Danes are increasingly dying outside the hospital context. Tendency toward increasing trends of hospital deaths were observed for oldest-old, dying from respiratory diseases, and with terminal hospitalizations lasting 1-3 days. Changes in healthcare and social systems implemented in Denmark during the observation period may underpin the broader reduction in hospital deaths in the country.
Presented in Poster Session 1