Healthy ageing, unhealthy politics
Authors: Iliffe, Steve; Manthorpe, Jill
Source: Soundings, Number 52, Winter 2012 , pp. 75-87(13)
Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart
Abstract:The ageing of our population is presented as a major economic and political challenge, but ageing is poorly understood in the political realm. Policy-makers, politicians and practitioners in health and local government services need to understand trends like the 'compression of morbidity', and the divergence between physiological and chronological age, before changing policies, funding streams and organisational structures in health and social care. This article argues for a considered debate around both optimistic and cautious scenarios, and proposes strategic approaches to an obsolete hospital system, the cottage industry of care homes and the integration of health and social care.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 6 November 2012
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