Conceptualization and Measurement of Physiologic Health for Adults: Vol. 1, Overview of Chronic Disease in a General Adult Population
Jan 1, 1986
Vol. 5, Congestive Heart Failure
|PDF file||3.2 MB||
Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.
|Add to Cart||Paperback98 pages||$25.00||$20.00 20% Web Discount|
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic, progressively debilitating condition that appears almost exclusively and not uncommonly among persons over 40 years of age. Data on its prevalence and adverse consequences are used in the Health Insurance Study (HIS) to evaluate the effects of different levels of health insurance on health status and quality of care because of its widespread prevalence, positive response to treatment, and impact on well-being. This volume reviews pertinent medical literature, details the HIS definition of CHF, describes HIS methods for measuring its presence and impact on people's lives, presents and discusses the enrollment data from the six HIS sites, and outlines quality-of-care criteria. Of 5,628 persons responding to CHF-related questions, 134 (2.4 percent) were classified as having the condition. CHF was the source of considerable deleterious impact on a person's life. Over 90 percent of those afflicted reported experiencing at least one negative consequence of their illness: worrying about the problem; suffering some pain; restricting their usual activities; or spending much of the day in bed.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation Report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.
This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.