Working Paper 07-10 - The Belgian long-term care system
AbstractThis report describes the organization of the Belgian long‐term care system. It can be characterized as a mixed system with extensive public care provision and substantial support from informal care mainly within the family. While the current volume and quality of services appears to be adequate, the future increase in the number of dependent elderly persons over the next two decades as a result of demographic ageing can be expected to become a serious challenge, both in terms of required formal and informal care capacity and financially.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium in its series Working Papers with number 1007.
Date of creation: 24 Mar 2010
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Belgium; Dependent elderly population; Health care system; Long-term care;
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