The Elderly Demographic Time Bomb - Sharing the Load with the Active Ageing: Can eHealth Technologies Help Defuse it?

@article{Layzell2009TheED,
  title={The Elderly Demographic Time Bomb - Sharing the Load with the Active Ageing: Can eHealth Technologies Help Defuse it?},
  author={Brian R. Layzell and Bryan Manning and Stephen Benton},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2009},
  volume={146},
  pages={166-70}
}
This paper examines strategic health management and practical health service delivery issues inherent in the potential doubling in the number of over 65s over the next two decades. It considers the use of scarce and overloaded resources in providing care and support to this age group across the spectrum of community environments, and advocates the use of shared information services coupled with the deployment of 'smart' technologies to supplement available yet scarce professional resources as… CONTINUE READING