POWER study: older women's health

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Translated Title: 
Étude POWER: la santé des femmes âgées
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Paula A. Rochon
Susan E. Bronskill
Andrea Gruneir
Barbara Liu
Ashley Johns
Amanda T. Lo
Arlene S. Bierman
Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario
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Toronto, ON

Reports that women comprise the majority of the older population and have different patterns of illness and health needs than men. Older women tend to have a greater burden of illness including multiple chronic conditions, more functional limitations, and a higher prevalence of disability then older men. It finds that the needs of older adults “disproportionately impacts women” and that there is a mismatch between the way health and supportive care services are organized, and that they are not serving the needs of older women.

The POWER Study is producing a Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among Ontario women.

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