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Costs and prospects for home based Long Term Care in Northern Italy: the Galca survey

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  • Bettio, Francesca

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    (Dipartimento di Economia Politica, Universitaàdi Siena)

  • Mazzotta, Fernanda

    (CELPE (Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy), University of Salerno, Italy)

  • Solinas, Giovanni

    (Dipartimento di Economia Politica, Universitaà di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Abstract

An important issue in the design of sustainable Long Term Care policies is the relative social cost of community or home based care versus institutional care. Here we undertake this cost comparison making use of the findings from the GALCA surveys on Long Term Care in Denmark, Ireland and Italy but confining attention to Italy. The survey for Italy was conducted in the municipality of Modena that may be considered broadly representative of Long Term Care conditions in the North of the country. It offers detailed descriptions of the carers and the cared for ranging from demographic and epidemiological characteristics to labour market position. The survey also allows to accurately compile all the ‘inputs’ that go into home care, from ‘unpaid’ family labour and paid labour of immigrant minders to public and private services. Based on this information, we calculate the overall, per elderly social cost of home based care and find that home based care is more cost effective than institutional care even if the opportunity cost of ‘unpaid’ family carers is valued and included in the calculation. We discuss the reasons for cost effectiveness and identify some of the risk factors that threaten the long term sustainability of current home care arrangements in Italy.

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Paper provided by CELPE - Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy, University of Salerno, Italy in its series CELPE Discussion Papers with number 103.

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Length: 58 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2007
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Handle: RePEc:sal:celpdp:0103

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Keywords: Government; Expenditure; Health-Analysis Health Care; Market-Economics; Elderly-Time; allocation; Labour; Supply;

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  1. Francesca Bettio & Giovanni Solinas, 2009. "Which European model for elderly care? Equity and cost-effectiveness in home based care in three European countries," Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio E., Faculty of Economics "Marco Biagi" 0609, University of Modena and Reggio E., Faculty of Economics "Marco Biagi".

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