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    Health care utilization and impacts of acute illness on wealth of aging population in Thailand 

    Suwimon Nunta; Udomsak Seenprachawong, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    The proportion of older citizens is increasing in the population of most countries. Keeping the well-being of this cohort usually demands more attention and resources. The elderly as a group are generally in poorer health than the rest of the population. They are more likely to suffer from disability and visit the doctor more often. Those with chronic ailments particularly need continuing treatment, some require long-term care in a nursing facility. For this more intensified health care, a larger portion of their income goes to health care. To ...