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Understanding Australian women’s hospital use dynamics in later life: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.


The project aims to characterise multiple hospital admission patterns among older Australian women. While frequent hospital admissions over time are very common in older patients, most studies have identifed trends in hospitalisation, time to first hospitalisation, or factors associated with first hospitalisation. This ignores the existence of subsequent hospitalisation and correlations between different admissions. Our study will examine multiple events including factors associated with each event, and the relationship between events. The study will also provide evidences regarding older women hospital use for policy makers.