Consumers of eldercare in Sweden: The semblance of choice
In Sweden and other countries, the benefits of user choice and market forces are often voiced in relation to the provision of medical care and social services. Policy makers increasingly view people as customers and consumers of care services. Among very old people—the most frequent care users—how many have the capacity necessary to find information and make decisions concerning providers of medical and social services?
Volume (Year): 73 (2011)
Issue (Month): 9 ()
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