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Informal and formal care : Substitutes or complements in care for people with dementia? Empirical evidence for 8 European countries

Bremer, Patrick; Challis, David; Hallberg, Ingalill Rahm LU ; Leino-Kilpi, Helena; Saks, Kai; Vellas, Bruno; Zwakhalen, Sandra M G and Sauerland, Dirk (2017) In Health Policy 121(6). p.613-622
Abstract

Background: In order to contain public health care spending, European countries attempt to promote informal caregiving. However, such a cost reducing strategy will only be successful if informal caregiving is a substitute for formal health care services. We therefore analyze the effect of informal caregiving for people with dementia on the use of several formal health care services. Study design: The empirical analysis is based on primary data generated by the EU-project ´RightTimePlaceCare` which is conducted in 8 European countries. 1223 people with dementia receiving informal care at home were included in the study.

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121
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6
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613 - 622
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Elsevier
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0168-8510
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10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.03.013
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  author       = {Bremer, Patrick and Challis, David and Hallberg, Ingalill Rahm and Leino-Kilpi, Helena and Saks, Kai and Vellas, Bruno and Zwakhalen, Sandra M G and Sauerland, Dirk},
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  pages        = {613--622},
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  title        = {Informal and formal care : Substitutes or complements in care for people with dementia? Empirical evidence for 8 European countries},
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  volume       = {121},
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