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Horizontal and vertical target efficiency – a comparison between users and non-users of public long-term care in Sweden
Stockholm Gerontology Research Center.
Karolinska Institute.
Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Blekinge Institute of Technology.
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2014 (English)In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, Vol. 34, no 4, p. 700-719Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The extent to which a system of services is in tune with the needs of the population can be expressed in terms of target efficiency, which includes horizontal target efficiency – the extent to which those deemed to need a service receive it – and vertical target efficiency – the corresponding extent to which those who receive a service actually need it. Vertical efficiency can be measured by looking only at those receiving services. To measure horizontal target efficiency in a population, one must have access to population surveys. Data were taken from the baseline survey of the Swedish National Study on Ageing and Care (SNAC study). The results show that more than 80 per cent of those dependent in personal activities of daily living in the studied geographic areas were users of public long-term care (LTC). Dependency in instrumental activities of daily living was identified as the most important predictor of using LTC. Vertical target efficiency was 83–95 per cent depending on age, gender and type of household, if need was defined as dependency in instrumental activities of daily living. It was considerably lower, 35–61 per cent when defined as dependency in personal daily activities. Overall, long-term target efficiency in Sweden must be regarded as high. Few persons who need public LTC services fail to receive them.

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Cambridge University Press, 2014. Vol. 34, no 4, p. 700-719
Keywords [en]
Target efficiency, Long-term care, Older people, Population survey, Public
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Nursing Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71989DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X12001225ISI: 000332925500007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-71989DiVA, id: diva2:1194820
Available from: 2018-04-03 Created: 2018-04-03 Last updated: 2018-04-11Bibliographically approved

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