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A Good Life in Old Age?

Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care

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Published on June 17, 2013

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As ageing societies are pushing a growing number of frail old people into needing care, delivering quality long-term care services – care that is safe, effective, and responsive to needs – has become a priority for governments. Yet much still remains to be done to enhance evidence-based measurement and improvement of quality of long-term care services across EU and OECD countries. This book offers evidence and examples of useful experiences to help policy makers, providers and experts measure and improve the quality of long-term care services.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Glossary
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Measuring quality in long-term care3 chapters available
Why the quality of long-term care matters
Measuring quality in long-term care
Using interRAI assessment systems to measure and maintain quality of long-term care
Policies to drive quality in long-term care3 chapters available
Regulation to improve quality in long-term care
Standardisation and monitoring of care processes
Incentives for providers and choice for consumers
Case studies: Europe and the United States2 chapters available
Quality measurement and improvement in long-term care in Europe
Long-term care quality assurance in the United States
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