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ISBN 978 92 64 19452 6
17 June 2013 (E-book)
28 June 2013 (Print)
263 pages, 21 tables, 27 graphs
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.
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Comments from the Royal College of Physicians.
This report received financial assistance from the European Commission
Table of contents
Conclusions and recommendations
PART I. MEASURING QUALITY IN LONG-TERM CARE
Chapter 1. Why the quality of long-term care matters
Chapter 2. Measuring quality in long-term care
Chapter 3. Using interRAI assessment systems to measure and maintain quality of long-term care
PART II. POLICIES TO DRIVE QUALITY IN LONG-TERM CARE
Chapter 4. Regulation to improve quality in long-term care
Chapter 5. Standardisation and monitoring of care processes
Chapter 6. Incentives for providers and choice for consumers
PART III. CASE STUDIES: EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
Chapter 7. Quality measurement and improvement in long-term care in Europe
Chapter 8. Long-term care quality assurance in the United States
For more information, please contact Francesca Colombo, Senior Health Policy Analyst, OECD (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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