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An ageing demographic will have dramatic implications for health and aged care budgets, and new strategies for delivering service while containing cost are urgently needed. Among older cohorts, health and aged care fit together. When prolonged hospitalisation is required (the most expensive type of health care delivery), this often leads to long-term residential care.  In many countries aged care is largely publicly funded or subsidised. While in Australia the cost is not currently large, it is projected to increase rapidly as baby boomers age. Patterns of use, changes in health status, new financing mechanisms, and delivery innovations, all fall within this Area of Research Focus.

Projects Include:

  • Work and Care
  • The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project
  • Investigating Pathways of Health and Community Care Service Use
  • Long-term Care Insurance: A Sensitivity Analysis
  • Long-Term Care Insurance Reform

For more information on individual projects please see the CEPAR Annual Report.