Overview of Long-Term Care in Five Nations: Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norways, and the United States


After discusion about the possible approaches for conducting the international analysis, the International Collaborative Effort on Age research team concluded that the initial step in analysis should be to establish the 'context' of the research on outcomes of nursing home care. The purpose of this report is to describe the context of nursing homes and their outcomes in each of the five nations under study. As such, the report provides a background for understanding the structural and cultural context within which LTC is provided. The goal of preparing this report was to ensure that comparisons made in subsequent research on nursing home outcomes would have a valid basis. [123 PDF pages]

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