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Title
A perspective on long-term care for the elderly.
First Author
Scanlon, William J
Date of Pub
1988 Supp.
Pages
7-16
Volume
Supp.
Issue
N/A
Other Authors
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Abstract
Long-term care represents a significant burden to the approximately 7 million elderly in need, their families, and the Medicaid program. Concerns exist about access, quality, cost, and the distribution of the burden of care. In this article each area is discussed, highlighting the principal issues, identifying the unique aspects that pertain to long-term care, and exploring the implications for research and policy development. Future trends, especially the growth of the elderly population, are expected to affect significantly the provision of long-term care. The considerable uncertainty about how these trends may impact on long-term care is described, and the critical role social choice will play in shaping the future long-term care system is emphasized.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Activities of Daily Living : Age Factors : Aged : Demography : Forecasting : Health Services Needs and Demand/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research/statistics & numerical data : Human : Long-Term Care/utilization : Quality of Health Care : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188494