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Long-term care organization and financing

Freeman, Emily ORCID: 0000-0001-9396-1350, Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 and Somani, Ami (2017) Long-term care organization and financing. In: Quah, Stella R., (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Academic Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 469-476. ISBN 9780128037089

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Identification Number: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803678-5.00258-7


Long-term care is provided for individuals – particularly older people – who have lost self-care capacity because of chronic illness or disability, to improve personal functioning and quality of life. Most long-term care today is provided by unpaid family caregivers, but state-provided and other services are growing in importance. There is increasing emphasis on providing care in community settings in preference to formal residential care settings. Financing of long-term care relies heavily on collective prepayment and out-of-pocket arrangements, with funding shifting increasingly onto service users and families. Self-directed support systems are being introduced in some countries. The future affordability of long-term care is a major challenge across the world.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 15:47
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2024 21:09

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