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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2003): Care of the Elderly - Overseas

CONTRADICTIONS IN ELDERLY CARE: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF POLITICIANS' AND MANAGERS' UNDERSTANDING OF ELDERLY CARE

E. Henriksen and U. Rosenqvist

Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 11, 2003, p. 27-35

In 1991 the Swedish municipalities took over organisational and financial responsibility for the development of care services for older people from the health service. The latter, which is run by the county councils, now has responsibility for medical services only. Present study explores the differing understandings that municipal and county politicians and managers have about services for older people.

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