Trends and Factors in Japan's Long-Term Care Insurance System

Japan's 10-year Experience

  • Pedro Olivares-Tirado
  • Nanako Tamiya

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Aging book series (BRIEFSAGING)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pedro Olivares-Tirado, Nanako Tamiya
    Pages 1-14
  3. Pedro Olivares-Tirado, Nanako Tamiya
    Pages 15-42
  4. Pedro Olivares-Tirado, Nanako Tamiya
    Pages 43-68
  5. Pedro Olivares-Tirado, Nanako Tamiya
    Pages 69-80
  6. Pedro Olivares-Tirado, Nanako Tamiya
    Pages 103-117

About this book

Introduction

Ageing population poses a set of complex policy and dilemmas for social security systems, intensifying the concerns about rising expenditures in health care and long-term care for elderly. In this context, ageing societies has many valuable lessons to learn by studying Japan's experience dealing with its hyper-aged society and particularly from its strategies to ensure the financial sustainability of the Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) system.

 

Based on an exhaustive literature review, and the results from six original researches on long-term care expenditures in Japan (LTCE) conducted during a doctoral program, the book provides a comprehensive view in analyzing trends and factors associated with increasing expenditures in the Long-Term Care Insurance system in Japan.

 

The book address relevant topics such as; the main socio-demographic changes experienced by the Japanese society during the last three decades,  predictors of the  LTCE, measuring efficiency in nursing homes, the impact of the LTCI 2005-reform to contain expenditures, cost-effectiveness of the in-home and community based services and institutional LTCE in the last year of life. The book end with a discussion on futures challenges and strategies oriented to contribute with the sustainability of LTCI system in Japan.

Keywords

Aging population Caring of elderly people Health service research Japan Kaigo Hoken Long-term care expenditures New preventive policy Proximity to death Public long-term care insurance Special nursing home Welfare Policies for the elderly

Authors and affiliations

  • Pedro Olivares-Tirado
    • 1
  • Nanako Tamiya
    • 2
  1. 1.Research and DevelopmentGovernment of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Dept of Health Services Research Fact of MedicineUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7875-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7874-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7875-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-3231
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-324X
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