Regulating long-term care quality: an international comparison

This new book provides a comprehensive international survey of long-term care provision and regulation built around a series of case studies from Europe, North America and Asia. The analytical framework allows the different approaches that countries have adopted to be compared side-by- side while also discussing the wider issues underpinning the need to regulate the quality of long-term care. With the number of elderly people relying on formal long-term care services rising dramatically year by year, this timely book presents a wealth of evidence on how governments are meeting the challenge of ensuring quality and financial stability of care provision for elderly and often vulnerable citizens.