Micro Data Analysis of Medical and Long-Term Care Utilization Among the Elderly in Japan

@inproceedings{Hashimoto2010MicroDA,
  title={Micro Data Analysis of Medical and Long-Term Care Utilization Among the Elderly in Japan},
  author={Hideki Hashimoto and Hiromasa Horiguchi and Shinya Matsuda},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2010}
}
Japan is currently experiencing the most rapid population aging among all OECD countries. Increasing expenditures on medical care in Japan have been attributed to the aging of the population. Authors in the recent debate on end-of-life care and long-term care (LTC) cost in the United States and Europe have attributed time to death and non-medical care cost for the aged as a source of rising expenditures. In this study, we analyzed a large sample of local public insurance claim data to… CONTINUE READING