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Regulating Long-Term Care Quality: An International Comparison (Health Economics, Policy and Management)

Regulating Long-Term Care Quality: An International Comparison (Health Economics, Policy and Management)

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Vincent Mor
Cambridge University Press, 3/31/2014
EAN 9781107665354, ISBN10: 1107665353

Paperback, 520 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Language: English

The number of elderly people relying on formal long-term care services is dramatically increasing year after year, and the challenge of ensuring the quality and financial stability of care provision is one faced by governments in both the developed and developing world. This edited book is the first to provide a comprehensive international survey of long-term care provision and regulation, built around a series of case studies from Europe, North America and Asia. The analytical framework allows the different approaches that countries have adopted to be compared side by side and readers are encouraged to consider which quality assurance approaches might best meet their own country's needs. Wider issues underpinning the need to regulate the quality of long-term care are also discussed. This timely book is a valuable resource for policymakers working in the health care sector, researchers and students taking graduate courses on health policy and management.

Foreword
Part I. Introduction
1. A framework for understanding regulation of long-term care quality Vincent Mor
Part II. Long-term Care Quality Systems Based on 'Professionalism'
2. Performance measurement in long-term care in Austria Kai Leichsenring, Frédérique LaMontagne-Godwin, Andrea Schmidt, Ricardo Rodrigues and Georg Ruppe
3. Monitoring the quality of long-term care in Germany Vjenka Garms-Homolová and Reinhard Busse
4. Quality monitoring of long-term care in Switzerland Guido Bartelt, Ruedi Gilgen, Daniel Grob and Thomas Münzer
5. Japan's long-term care regulations focused on structure - rationale and future prospects Naoki Ikegami, Tomoaki Ishibashi and Takashi Amano
Part III. Long-term Care Quality Systems Based on Regulatory Inspection Frameworks
6. Regulating long-term care quality in Australia Len C. Gray, David J. Cullen and Harold B. Lomas
7. Regulating the quality and safety of long-term care in England Juliette Malley, Jacquetta Holder, Rachael Dodgson and Samantha Booth
8. Quality monitoring of long-term care for older people in the Netherlands Jos M. G. A. Schols, Dinnus H. M. Frijters, Rudd G. I. J. M. Kempen and Jan P. H. Hamers
9. The regulatory structure of Spanish long-term care
the case of Catalonia's service structures and quality assurance systems Sergio Ariño Blasco, Meritxell Solé, Gloria Rubert, José M. Sanjuan and Joan Gil
Part IV. Long-term Care Quality Systems Based on Data Measurement and Public Reporting
10. Monitoring the quality of long-term care in Finland Harriet Finne-Soveri, Teija Hammar, Anja Noro, Sari Anttila and Päivi Voutilainen
11. Regulation of long-term care in the United States David Stevenson and Jeffrey Bramson
12. Long-term care for the elderly in Canada
progress toward an integrated system John P. Hirdes and Vahe Kehyayan
13. Monitoring the quality of long-term care in New Zealand Brigette Meehan and Nigel Millar
Part V. Long-term Care Quality Systems and Developing Regulatory Systems
14. Quality monitoring of long-term care in the Republic of Korea Hye-Young Jung, Soong-Nang Jang, Jae Eun Seok and Soonman Kwon
15. Long-term care in China
reigning in market forces through regulatory oversight Zhanlian Feng, Xinping Guan, Xiaotian Feng, Chang Liu, Heying Jenny Zhan and Vincent Mor
Part VI. Conclusion
16. Regulating quality of long-term care - what have we learned? Tiziana Leone, Anna Maresso and Vincent Mor
Index.