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Does informal care reduce public care expenditure on elderly care? Estimates based on Finland's Age Study

List of Authors: Kehusmaa S, Autti-Ramo I, Helenius H, Rissanen P


Publication year: 2013

Journal: BMC Health Services Research

Journal name in source: BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

Journal acronym: BMC HEALTH SERV RES

Volume number: 13

Number of pages: 10

ISSN: 1472-6963


Conclusions: Our analysis of a frail elderly Finnish population shows that the availability of informal care considerably reduces public care expenditure. Therefore, informal care should be taken into account when formulating policies for long-term care. The process whereby families choose to provide care for their elderly relatives has a significant impact on long-term care expenditure.

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