Long-term care insurance comes to Japan

John Creighton Campbell, Naoki Ikegami

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 202 Citations

Abstract

Japan has moved decisively toward "socialization of care" for the frail elderly by initiating public, mandatory long-term care insurance (LTCI) on 1 April 2000. The LTCI program covers both institutional and community-based caregiving. Everyone age forty and older pays premiums. Everyone age sixty-five and older is eligible for benefits based strictly on physical and mental disability, in six categories of need. Benefits are all services, with no cash allowance for family care, and are generous, covering 90 percent of need. Long-term costs seemed not to be a major consideration in program design. Consumers can choose the services and providers they want, including use of for-profit companies.

LanguageEnglish
Pages26-39
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

Fingerprint

Long-Term Care Insurance
long-term care insurance
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Japan
Frail Elderly
mental disability
physical disability
Socialization
caregiving
premium
socialization
profit
Costs and Cost Analysis
costs
community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

Cite this

Campbell, J. C., & Ikegami, N. (2000). Long-term care insurance comes to Japan. Health Affairs, 19(3), 26-39.

Long-term care insurance comes to Japan. / Campbell, John Creighton; Ikegami, Naoki.

In: Health Affairs, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2000, p. 26-39.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Campbell, JC & Ikegami, N 2000, 'Long-term care insurance comes to Japan' Health Affairs, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 26-39.
Campbell JC, Ikegami N. Long-term care insurance comes to Japan. Health Affairs. 2000;19(3):26-39.
Campbell, John Creighton ; Ikegami, Naoki. / Long-term care insurance comes to Japan. In: Health Affairs. 2000 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 26-39
@article{a4cb789d59224edb82dd19cf0acf8752,
title = "Long-term care insurance comes to Japan",
abstract = "Japan has moved decisively toward {"}socialization of care{"} for the frail elderly by initiating public, mandatory long-term care insurance (LTCI) on 1 April 2000. The LTCI program covers both institutional and community-based caregiving. Everyone age forty and older pays premiums. Everyone age sixty-five and older is eligible for benefits based strictly on physical and mental disability, in six categories of need. Benefits are all services, with no cash allowance for family care, and are generous, covering 90 percent of need. Long-term costs seemed not to be a major consideration in program design. Consumers can choose the services and providers they want, including use of for-profit companies.",
author = "Campbell, {John Creighton} and Naoki Ikegami",
year = "2000",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "26--39",
journal = "Health Affairs",
issn = "0278-2715",
publisher = "Project Hope",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Long-term care insurance comes to Japan

AU - Campbell,John Creighton

AU - Ikegami,Naoki

PY - 2000

Y1 - 2000

N2 - Japan has moved decisively toward "socialization of care" for the frail elderly by initiating public, mandatory long-term care insurance (LTCI) on 1 April 2000. The LTCI program covers both institutional and community-based caregiving. Everyone age forty and older pays premiums. Everyone age sixty-five and older is eligible for benefits based strictly on physical and mental disability, in six categories of need. Benefits are all services, with no cash allowance for family care, and are generous, covering 90 percent of need. Long-term costs seemed not to be a major consideration in program design. Consumers can choose the services and providers they want, including use of for-profit companies.

AB - Japan has moved decisively toward "socialization of care" for the frail elderly by initiating public, mandatory long-term care insurance (LTCI) on 1 April 2000. The LTCI program covers both institutional and community-based caregiving. Everyone age forty and older pays premiums. Everyone age sixty-five and older is eligible for benefits based strictly on physical and mental disability, in six categories of need. Benefits are all services, with no cash allowance for family care, and are generous, covering 90 percent of need. Long-term costs seemed not to be a major consideration in program design. Consumers can choose the services and providers they want, including use of for-profit companies.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0005702992&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0005702992&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 19

SP - 26

EP - 39

JO - Health Affairs

T2 - Health Affairs

JF - Health Affairs

SN - 0278-2715

IS - 3

ER -