Long-term care arrangements in rural China: review of recent developments.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wu, B; Mao, Z-F; Zhong, R

Published Date

  • September 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 472 - 477

PubMed ID

  • 19716063

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-9375

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1525-8610

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamda.2009.07.008


  • eng