Long-Term Care: Economic Issues and Policy Solutions

Ensuring long-term care (LTC) is one of the most urgent problems in health care today. Demographic trends are expected to lead to a higher proportion of old and very old people in the global population. As a result, an increased proportion of global income will be devoted to LTC services. With this...

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Other Authors: Eisen, Roland (Editor), Sloan, Frank A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1996, 1996
Edition:1st ed. 1996
Series:Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • One: International Comparisons
  • 1. An International Comparison of Trends in Disability-Free Life Expectancy
  • 2. Possibilities and Problems in a Cross-Country Comparative Analysis of Long-Term Care Systems
  • Two: Empirical Research into the Demand and Provision of Long-Term Care Services
  • >3. Effects of Strategic Behavior and Public Subsidies on Families’ Savings and Long-Term Care Decisions
  • >4. Women’s Role in the Provision of Long-Term Care, Financial Incentives, and the Future Financing of Long-Term Care
  • 5. Determinants of Institutionalization in Old Age
  • 6. The Impact of the Community Long-Term Care Insurance Law on Services for the Elderly in Israel
  • 7. The Effect of Public Provision of Home Care on Living and Care Arrangements: Evidence from the Channeling Experiment
  • Three: Germany — A Model for Dealing with the Problems of Long-Term Care?
  • 8. Social Protection for Dependence in Old Age: The Case of Germany
  • 9. Determining the Long-Term Care Needs of Individuals Living in Private Households: Results from a Survey
  • 10. The Long-Term Costs of Public Long-Term Care Insurance in Germany. Some Guesstimates
  • Four: Theoretical Issues and Policy Recommendations
  • 11. Long-Term Care Insurance and Trust Saving in a Two-Generation Model
  • 12. Long-Term Care — An Inter- and Intragenerational Decision Model
  • 13. The Assessment and the Regulation of Quality in Long-Term Care
  • 14. Almost Optimal Social Insurance for Long-Term Care