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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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0168-8510
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10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.03.013
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