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The comparison of long-term care systems between Taiwan and Japan
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Taiwan, the proportion of geriatric is predicted to reach 20% in 2025. In contrast, in Japan, the proportion had reached 20% in 2005. Facing the impact, the Japanese government implemented the “Gold Plan” in 1989 and Long-term Care System in 2000 and revised in 2014. The Taiwanese government will also implement a long-term care system in 2017. This scope review study compares the differences and similarities between the long-term care system 2017 in Taiwan and long-term care system 2014 in Japan from the perspectives of the system thinking framework which includes the components of leadership & governance, population, finances, human resources, infrastructure, service delivery and goals to provide as a reference in planning and improving the system in Taiwan. This study suggests that Taiwan may learn from Japan regarding the care workers training program, the community services, insurance benefits with services only, and how to spread the information to the public.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Centre for Public Health Report Series, ISSN 1651-341x ; 2016:6
Keyword [en]
long-term care; Kaigo Hoken; Taiwan; Japan; aging society; insurance
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124160OAI: diva2:949563
Educational program
Master's Programme in Public Health
2016-05-23, Umeå, 10:05 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-10-18 Created: 2016-07-21 Last updated: 2016-10-18Bibliographically approved

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