Accession Number : ADA331402

Title :   The Relationship Between Social Support and Coping in Patients Undergoing Outpatient Surgery.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Sheehan, Lee A.

PDF Url : ADA331402

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : By the year 2020, it is expected the senior population, 65 and older, will constitute 15.5% of the total U.S. population, or 45 million people (Doty, Korfin, & Weiner, 1985). Within this group, those 85 and older are the fastest growing population segment with improved medical care and technology largely responsible for their increased longevity (Feldstein, 1993). A natural outcome of this longevity is the need to manage both acute and chronic illnesses for this patient population and the costs associated with their care.

Descriptors :   *PATIENTS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *OUTPATIENT CLINICS, POPULATION, COSTS, ILLNESS, SURGERY, HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE