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International comparisons of long-term care: Canada, with specific reference to Manitoba

Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

Author: Havens, B., Bray, D.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1996


Examines the state of long-term care for the elderly in Canada, focusing on Manitoba & using 1985-1991 health data. Demographic & historical perspectives are presented, policy issues & expected outcomes are discussed, & institutional long-term care is addressed. Population projections forecast that, by the year 2031, 25% of the population of Canada will be age 65+. Health care expenditures doubled 1981-1990 for both Manitoba & Canada. The policy response to ever-increasing costs of delivering health care to an aging population has been to seek alternative methods of delivery. Specifically, the long-term care bed-population ratio has been reduced & continued modest increases in the use of community care is anticipated.

Further Details

Full Title: Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement
Pages: 31-45
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 7.5.03
Keywords: North America, older
Reads: 339