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Title
Long-term care in international perspective.
First Author
Doty, Pamela
Date of Pub
1988 Supp.
Pages
145-155
Volume
Supp.
Issue
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Other Authors
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Abstract
The findings of a study of long-term care policies in 18 countries are reported in this article. Initial data were collected by a questionnaire survey under the auspices of the International Social Security Association. These data were supplemented by published documents and government statistics obtained while researching long-term care for the International Social Security Association and, subsequently, for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The principal focus is a cross-national comparison of institutionalization rates for the elderly. Differences in use rates for medically oriented facilities are less than those for nonmedical residential long-term care facilities. Only a small amount of variation is related to demographic differences, such as older or more female elderly populations in those countries with higher institutionalization rates. Included also is a description of the modes of financing long-term care.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Health Policy : Long-Term Care : Aged : Argentina : Australia : Canada : Cross-Cultural Comparison : Europe : Human : Institutionalization/statistics & numerical data : Israel : Japan : New Zealand : Questionnaires : Turkey : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188494