Bibliographic details

Pitkala KH, Routasalo P, Kautiainen H, Tilvis RS.  Effects of psychosocial group rehabilitation on health, use of health care services, and mortality of older persons suffering from loneliness: a randomized, controlled trial. Journals of Gerontology Series A - Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2009; 64(7): 792-800


This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn.

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Indexing status

Subject indexing assigned by NLM

Index terms

Aged; Aging; Female; Finland; Health Care Costs; Health Services for the Aged /economics /utilization; Health Status; Humans; Interpersonal Relations; Loneliness /psychology; Male; Psychotherapy, Group /methods; Risk Factors; Survival Analysis