Japan's healthcare policy for the elderly through the concepts of self-help (Ji-jo), mutual aid (Go-jo), social solidarity care (Kyo-jo), and governmental care (Ko-jo).

@article{Sudo2018JapansHP,
  title={Japan's healthcare policy for the elderly through the concepts of self-help (Ji-jo), mutual aid (Go-jo), social solidarity care (Kyo-jo), and governmental care (Ko-jo).},
  author={Kyoko Sudo and Jun Kobayashi and Shinichiro Noda and Yoshiharu Fukuda and Kenzo Takahashi},
  journal={Bioscience trends},
  year={2018},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          7-11
        }
}
Elderly care is an emerging global issue threatening both developed and developing countries. The elderly in Japan increased to 26.7% of the population in 2015, and Japan is classified as a super-aged society. In this article, we introduce the financial aspects of the medical care and welfare services policy for the elderly in Japan. Japan's universal health insurance coverage system has been in place since 1961. Long-term care includes welfare services, which were separated from the medical… CONTINUE READING
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