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Title Key policy issues in long-term care / [editors, J. Brodsky, J. Habib, and M. Hirschfeld]
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 270 pages)
Series Collection on long-term care
World Health Organization collection on long-term care.
Contents pt. 1. The role of and support to the family -- pt. 2. Issues of integration and coordination -- pt. 3. Human resources -- pt. 4. Evaluating long-term care -- pt. 5. Choosing overall LTC strategies
Summary Demographic and epidemiological transitions will result in dramatic changes in the health needs of the world's populations. Everywhere, there is a steep increase in the need for long-term care (LTC). These trends reflect two interrelated processes. One is the growth in factors that increase the prevalence of long-term disability in the population. The second is the change in the capacity of the informal support system to address these needs. Both of these processes enhance the urgency for public policies to address the consequences of these changes. The growing need for LTC policies is general
Notes "The Cross-Cluster Initiative on Long-Term Care, World Health Organization, Geneva and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Health of the Elderly, JCD-Brookdale Institute"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Caregivers.
Integrated delivery of health care -- Europe.
Integrated delivery of health care.
Long-term care of the sick -- Government policy.
Long-term care of the sick -- United States.
Caregivers.
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated -- organization & administration.
Health Policy.
Long-Term Care.
Workforce.
Patient Care Management.
Europe.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Brodsky, Jenny.
Habib, Jack.
Hirschfeld, Miriam.
WHO Collaborating Center for Research on Health of the Elderly.
World Health Organization. Cross-Cluster Initiative on Long-Term Care.
ISBN 0585468117 (electronic bk.)
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