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Session: Integrated Long-Term Care: What Can we Learn from Other Countries?
4031.0: Tuesday, November 06, 2007: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Integrated Long-Term Care: What Can we Learn from Other Countries?
* Participants will develop an appreciation of the evidence supporting integrated LTC in England, Japan, Canada, Italy, Australia, and the state of Oregon in the USA. * Participants will be able to identify key financing and service delivery components of integrated long term care models and the evidence supporting their effectiveness and success. * Individual papers contain more specific learning objectives.
Learning Objectives: In the USA LTC is largely an uncoordinated system, with financing/budgeting distinct from service delivery. This fragmentation is presumed to lead to less than optimal patient outcomes and increased cost. The only comprehensive LTC systems in the US are financed by Federal/State Medicaid and the US Veterans Administration. Where are other countries going, and what is the evidence that integrated LTC is better? What are the "take home" lessons for Medicare and Medicaid? Dr. Kodner presents evidence from demonstrations in Canada, Italy, and Australia. Dr. Okamoto presents data about Japan's attempt to convert acute care beds to nursing home use. Dr. Davies present England's trials with improving the efficiency of their LTC system. The last presenter, Ms. Kathy Wilson, describes the Oregon (Medicaid) system, which has had integrated financing and service delivery for the past 25 years. Audience participation will be sought.
Moderator(s):Gerald Eggert, PhD
8:30 AMIntegrated LTC: What can we learn from other countries?
Gerald Eggert, PhD
8:45 AM   Logic and promise of integrated care systems for the frail elderly: International models and outcomes
Dennis Kodner, PhD
9:00 AM   Pay less, stay healthy---Japan's quest for reduction of LTC hospital beds
Etsuji Okamoto, MD, MPH
9:15 AM   Improving the integration of health and social care in England during the last decade: Why prioritised? what effort? what obstacles? what achievement? what opportunity costs? what promise?
Bleddyn P. Davies, DPhil
9:30 AM   Oregon: Strategies and outcomes for integrating long-term care services
Kathy Wilson, MS, MBA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Gerontological Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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