Exploring the economic and social effects of care dependence in later life: protocol for the 10/66 research group INDEP study

Rosie Mayston, Mariella Guerra, Yueqin Huang, Ana Luisa Sosa, Richard Uwakwe, Isaac Acosta, Peter Ezeah, Sara Gallardo, Veronica Montes de Oca, Hong Wang, Maëlenn Guerchet, Zhaorui Liu, Maria Sanchez, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Martin J Prince

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Abstract

In low or middle income countries chronic diseases are rapidly becoming the main cause of disease burden. However, the main focus of health policymakers has been on preventing death from cancer and heart disease, with very little attention to the growing problem of long-term needs for care (dependence). Numbers of dependent older people are set to quadruple by 2050. The economic impact of providing long-term care is likely to be substantial.
Original languageEnglish
Article number379
JournalSpringerPlus
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2014

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