Trends and Factors in Japan's Long-Term Care Insurance System : Japan's 10-year Experience

Ageing population poses a set of complex policy and dilemmas for social security systems, intensifying the concerns about rising expenditures in health care and long-term care for elderly. In this context, ageing societies has many valuable lessons to learn by studying Japan's experience dealin...

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Main Authors: Olivares-Tirado, Pedro, Tamiya, Nanako (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:SpringerBriefs in Aging
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Ageing population poses a set of complex policy and dilemmas for social security systems, intensifying the concerns about rising expenditures in health care and long-term care for elderly. In this context, ageing societies has many valuable lessons to learn by studying Japan's experience dealing with its hyper-aged society and particularly from its strategies to ensure the financial sustainability of the Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) system.   Based on an exhaustive literature review, and the results from six original researches on long-term care expenditures in Japan (LTCE) conducted during a doctoral program, the book provides a comprehensive view in analyzing trends and factors associated with increasing expenditures in the Long-Term Care Insurance system in Japan.   The book address relevant topics such as; the main socio-demographic changes experienced by the Japanese society during the last three decades,  predictors of the  LTCE, measuring efficiency in nursing homes, the impact of the LTCI 2005-reform to contain expenditures, cost-effectiveness of the in-home and community based services and institutional LTCE in the last year of life. The book end with a discussion on futures challenges and strategies oriented to contribute with the sustainability of LTCI system in Japan
Physical Description:IX, 138 p. 15 illus online resource
ISBN:9789400778757