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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2002): Care of the Elderly - Overseas


P. Stephenson

Health Service Journal, vol. 112, May 9th 2002, p. 10-12

In Sweden municipalities have to pay hospitals to care for elderly patients whose discharge has been delayed for non-medical reasons. This financial penalty has encouraged local councils to provide more home care and to improve existing accommodation. However there is still little intermediate care provision.

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