SpringerBriefs in Aging

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

Japan's 10-year Experience

Authors: Olivares-Tirado, Pedro, Tamiya, Nanako

  • Discusses the financial consequences of ageing populations
  • Chronicles Japan’s experience with the world’s highest ageing population
  • Offers empirical and critical economical perspectives
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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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Aging Population of Japan

    Olivares-Tirado, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Development of the Long-Term Care Insurance System in Japan

    Olivares-Tirado, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 15-42

  • Long-Term Care Expenditures in Japan

    Olivares-Tirado, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 43-68

  • Effect of the New Preventive Policy on Long-Term Care Expenditures in Japan

    Olivares-Tirado, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 69-80

  • Measuring Efficiency in Special Nursing Homes in Japan: An Application of DEA Analysis

    Olivares-Tirado, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7875-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7874-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trends and Factors in Japan's Long-Term Care Insurance System
Book Subtitle
Japan's 10-year Experience
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Aging
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7875-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7875-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-7874-0
Series ISSN
2211-3231
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 138
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
Topics