↓ Skip to main content

Dove Medical Press

Article Metrics

Effect of the economic crisis on the use of health and home care services among Spanish COPD patients

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 2018
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age

Mentioned by

twitter
3 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

dimensions_citation
2 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
44 Mendeley
Title
Effect of the economic crisis on the use of health and home care services among Spanish COPD patients
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 2018
DOI 10.2147/copd.s150308
Pubmed ID
Authors

Javier de Miguel-Diez, Ana Lopez-de-Andres, Valentin Hernandez-Barrera, Isabel Jimenez-Trujillo, Luis Puente-Maestu, Alicia Cerezo Lajas, Rodrigo Jimenez-Garcia

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of disability and death worldwide. Consequently, COPD patients are frequent users of health and social resources. Therefore, they are highly vulnerable to decreases in investment in healthcare services. We aimed to describe the utilization of health and home care services among Spanish COPD patients during the economic crisis to identify factors independently associated with changes in the utilization of these services and to study the time trends from 2009 to 2014. We used data from the European Health Interview Surveys for Spain (EHSS) conducted between 2009/2010 (n=22,188) and 2014 (n=22,842). We included responses from adults with COPD aged 40 years or over. Dependent variables included self-reported hospitalizations during the previous year, general practitioner (GP) visits during the last 4 weeks, other health care services used during the previous year (nursing, rehabilitation, and psychological services), and home care services use during the previous year. Independent variables included demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, health status variables, and lifestyles. We identified 1,328 and 1,008 COPD patients from EHSS 2009 and EHSS 2014, respectively. We observed a significant increase in non-GP services use (30.6% in 2009 vs 39.11% in 2014; p<0.001). No changes were found for hospitalizations, GP visits, and home care services use over time. Multivariable models showed that associated factors with a higher use included any chronic comorbidity and worse self-rated health. Physical activity was a strong predictor of fewer hospitalizations and less home care service use. Female sex was associated with significantly fewer hospitalizations (OR 0.72; 95% CI 0.58-0.89). We found an increase in the use of non-GP services (nursing, rehabilitation, and psychological) but not in other health and home care services. The only differences in hospitalizations were observed according to sex. Therefore, the effect of the economic crisis, if any, seems to have been of small magnitude.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 3 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 44 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 23%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Researcher 3 7%
Other 2 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 18 41%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 6 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 14%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 22 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 January 2019.
All research outputs
#8,141,352
of 14,156,319 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#955
of 1,746 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#140,833
of 274,206 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#33
of 44 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,156,319 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 40th percentile – i.e., 40% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,746 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.3. This one is in the 40th percentile – i.e., 40% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 274,206 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 45th percentile – i.e., 45% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 44 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 15th percentile – i.e., 15% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.