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AKTUÁLNÍ INFORMACE (Topical Information)

This topical information briefly presents the content and results of analysis published by OECD as Health Working papers No. 58. The OECD document observes income-related inequalities in health service utilisation in population of selected OECD countries, in relation to financing of health care system. Study shows that income-related inequalities in utilisation of health care persist across OECD countries and are closely related to the share of private and public sphere in health related costs and services.

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

The European Commission together with OECD released a health report „Health at a Glance: Europe 2010.“ It provides an analysis of indicators of health status and its determinants, health care capacities and activities and health expenditure for 31 European countries.