Long‐term care beds in institutions and hospitals
The number of beds in long‐term care (LTC) institutions and in LTC departments in hospitals provides a measure of the resources available for delivering LTC services to individuals outside of their home. Long‐term care institutions refer to nursing and residential care facilities which provide accommodation and long‐term care as a package. They include specially designed institutions or hospitallike settings where the predominant service component is long‐term care for people with moderate to severe functional restrictions.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2011-11-01