mardi 31 mars 2015

Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors' office visits, study finds

Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research. The study found that the frequency of physician visits was particularly influenced by chronic loneliness -- and suggests that the identification and targeting of interventions for lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and health care costs.

Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors' office visits, study finds

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