Long-Term Care Arrangements in Rural China: Review of Recent Developments

Bei Wu, Zong Fu Mao, Renyao Zhong

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Abstract

Developing long-term care systems for the elderly has become an increasingly urgent policy issue in China, especially in rural areas. This article provides an overview of the current status of long-term care development in rural China and discussion on the future development of institutional care and its policy implications. Formal long-term care systems are emerging but remain in the preliminary stages of development. Several policy considerations and practical implications deserve further attention: increases in regional and national government funding, integration of long-term care with the acute health care system, and creating more multilevel and multifunctional LTC facilities with a well-trained and skilled workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-477
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

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Keywords

  • aging
  • Long-term care
  • rural China

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  • Health Policy

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Long-Term Care Arrangements in Rural China : Review of Recent Developments. / Wu, Bei; Mao, Zong Fu; Zhong, Renyao.

In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Vol. 10, No. 7, 09.2009, p. 472-477.

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