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Worlds apart? : long-term care in Australia and the United States

Author: Sandra J Newman
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, ©1988.
Series: Home health care services quarterly, v. 8, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shared concerns and key policy issues regarding long-term care in Australia and the United States are reviewed. The demographics and government structures of Australia and the United States are compared. Also reviews the overall structure of each country's long term care system, the interrelationships among components and inherent incentives and disincentives. Lastly, examines costs and institutionalization rates.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra J Newman
ISBN: 0866567038 9780866567039
OCLC Number: 16984086
Notes: "Has also been published as Home health care services quarterly, volume 8, number 3, fall 1987"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 113 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents Introduction Significance A Context for Comparison Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of the Aged in Australia and the United States Roles and Responsibilities of Government The Structure of Long-Term Care in Australia and the United States Nursing Home Care In-Home Care Community-Based Care Outcomes Introduction Aggregate Expenditures Rates of Institutionalization Shifts Among Institutions Decomposing Institutional Growth Rates Differences in Sociodemographics and Impairment Inappropriate Institutionalization Income Quality of Care Support in the Community Conclusions Appendix A: Supplementary Tables Appendix B: A Brief Review of Long-Term Care Legislation and Policy in the United States and Australia
Series Title: Home health care services quarterly, v. 8, no. 3.
Responsibility: Sandra J. Newman.
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Shared concerns and key policy issues regarding long-term care in Australia and the United States are reviewed. The demographics and government structures of Australia and the United States are compared. Also reviews the overall structure of each country's long term care system, the interrelationships among components and inherent incentives and disincentives. Lastly, examines costs and institutionalization rates.

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