New publication on elder maltreatment, a report from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

WHO Europe recently published the report “Community survey of elder maltreatment”, which presents the results of the first prevalence study on abuse and neglect of people aged 65 years and over in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The study is a community-based household survey at national level. The authors collected data to determine the magnitude, scope and extent of the problem of elder abuse and to explore different types of elder maltreatment.

It is intended for policy-makers at national level, programme planners at national and local levels and service providers at local level, such as governmental and nongovernmental organizations. The purpose of this study is to provide an advisory tool to set up policies and programmes for elder-maltreatment prevention and victim services.