China: Facing a long-term care challenge on an unprecedented scale

  title={China: Facing a long-term care challenge on an unprecedented scale},
  author={Anne P. Glass and Yuan Gao and Jing Luo},
  journal={Global Public Health},
  pages={725 - 738}
Population ageing is occurring in China at a breathtaking pace and rapidly becoming a major public health issue. Due to the one-child policy, rural/urban migration and other societal changes, the family-dependent long-term care (LTC) of the past will no longer suffice. Barely existent now, both institutional and community-based services will need to expand to meet the growing need. China is still at an earlier stage in economic development and will be challenged to build these services and… 
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