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OECD Health Policy Studies Help Wanted?: Providing and Paying for Long‐Term Care (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264097759)

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This book examines the challenges countries are facing with regard to providing and paying for long‐term care. With populations ageing and the need for long‐term care growing rapidly, this book looks at such issues as: future demographic trends, policies to support family carers, long‐term care workers, financing arrangements, long‐term care insurance, and getting better value for money in long‐term care. 

"WHO recognizes that long‐term care represents a major challenge for all countries in the world, with important implications for economic development and for the health and well‐being of older people. This well‐documented book provides a comparative analysis of the common challenges and diverse solutions OECD countries are adopting to respond to the growing demand for long‐term care services, and particularly its implications for financing and labour markets.  It provides much needed evidence to guide policy makers and individuals."

‐Dr John Beard, Director, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization 

"This carefully researched book offers invaluable data and insights into the organization and financing of long‐term care in OECD countries.  The book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in international long‐term care".

‐Dr. Joshua M. Wiener, Distinguished Fellow and Program Director of RTI's Aging, Disability, and Long‐Term Care Program, United States

Summary and conclusions: Help wanted? Providing and paying for long‐term care

Chapter 1. Long‐term care: growing sector, multifaceted systems

Chapter 2. Sizing up the challenge ahead: future demographic trends and long‐term care costs

Chapter 3. The impact of caring on family carers

Chapter 4. Policies to support family carers

Chapter 5. Long‐term care workers: needed but often undervalued

Chapter 6. How to prepare for the future long‐term care workforce?

Chapter 7. Public long‐term care financing arrangements in oecd countries

Chapter 8. Private long‐term care insurance: a niche or a "big tent"?

Chapter 9. Where to? Providing fair protection against long‐term care costs and financial sustainability

Chapter 10. Can we get better value for money in long‐term care?
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2011-05-01

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