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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


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
Notes English
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Subject Long-term care of the sick -- Government policy
Long-term care of the sick -- United States
Integrated delivery of health care.
Integrated delivery of health care -- Europe
Long-term care of the sick.
Medical policy.
Health services administration.
Long-Term Care
Health Policy
Caregivers -- Europe
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated -- organization & administration
Patient Care Management
Long-Term Care -- Europe
Long-Term Care -- manpower -- United States
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
Health Services Administration
Patient Care Management -- methods
MEDICAL -- Long-Term Care.
MEDICAL -- Nursing Home Care.
Medical policy
Health services administration
Integrated delivery of health care
Long-term care of the sick
Long-term care of the sick -- Government policy
Lange termijn.
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Brodsky, Jenny
Habib, Jack
Hirschfeld, Miriam
World Health Organization. Cross-Cluster Initiative on Long-Term Care.
WHO Collaborating Center for Research on Health of the Elderly.
ISBN 0585468117