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AKTUÁLNÍ INFORMACE (Topical Information)

By the end of 2011 home health care in the Czech Republic was provided by 472 facilities with more than 3 thousands health professional workers. Home care services were provided to 147 ths. patients, of whom app. four fifth (79 %) were 65 years and over and two thirds were women. The workers made over 5.9 million home visits, on the average 40 visits per 1 client. In total 11.6 million procedures were performed, of which 94 % were reimbursed by public health insurance.

This Topical Information provides brief information and statistical data on long-term care financing in OECD countries from the OECD publication „Help Wanted? Providing and Paying for Long-Term Care“(2011).

Keywords: long-term care, demographic development, financing of long-term care, long-term care workers, informal care

This Topical Information provides a brief summary of selected statistical data on informal care provision in OECD countries and its impact on employment and health of informal carers from the OECD publication „Help Wanted? Providing and Paying for Long-Term Care“ (published in 2011).

Keywords: long-term care, demographic development, financing of long-term care, long-term care workers, informal care

This Topical Information provides a brief summary of selected data on users of long-term care in OECD countries, future demographic development and its impact on availability of long-term care from the OECD publication „Help Wanted? Providing and Paying for Long-Term Care“ (OECD, 2011).

Keywords: long-term care, demographic development, financing of long-term care, long-term care workers, informal care

In 2011, the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation (OECD) published an analysis of long-term care systems in OECD countries titled „Help Wanted? Providing and Paying for Long-Term Care“. The analyses focused on financing and labour force in the long-term care sector. The main results from this publication are presented in four thematic publications. The first part provides a brief summary of the selected data on workers in the long-term care sector. The second one presents selected data on future demographic development and its impact on availability of long-term care. The third part brings data on informal care and carers, and the fourth part provides selected data on LTC financing, including short summary of conclusions and recommendations.

Keywords: long-term care, demographic development, financing of long-term care, long-term care workers, informal care

Home care was provided by 464 facilities with more than 3 thousands health professional workers in the CR at the end of 2010. Services of home care were utilized by 143 ths. clients, of them 79 % were of age 65 years or older. The service performed over 5.7 million visits of clients’ homes, on the average 40 visits per 1 client. In total 11.4 million procedures were performed of them 92 % reimbursed from public health insurance.

Home care was provided by 473 facilities with about 3 thousand health professional workers in the CR at the end of 2009. Services of home care were utilized by 145 ths. clients, of them 78 % were of age 65 years or older. The service performed over 5.7 million visits of clients homes, on the average 40 visits per 1 client. In total 11.4 million procedures were performed of them 89 % reimbursed from public health insurance.