Item description for OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies Sweden: The Safety of Older People (Oecd Reviews of Risk Management Policies) by OECD. Published by : OECD Publishing...
As the share of the population aged 65 and over grows rapidly in the next decades across most of the OECD, the number of fall-related injuries could rise dramatically, and with it, the strains on hospitals, medical services, social services and public budgets. This OECD review of risk management policies focuses on Sweden because, with the ageing of its society already at a quite advanced stage, it exemplifies many of the current and future problems that OECD countries face in addressing fall-related injuries and fatalities among the elderly. The report looks at Sweden's policies in the area of older people's safety and well-being, seeking out and identifying good practices and areas where improvements could be made. It offers lessons that other countries can also draw from. While the report underscores the importance of the management of fall accidents, it also emphasizes the more general point that multidisciplinary and forward-looking approaches to safety and risk are essential for any policy concerning older people.Table of Content : Executive Summary Synthse Introduction Chapter 1. The Strategic Approach to the Safety of the Elderly -The Demographic Context: An Ageing Society -Policy Making in Swede: A Decentralised Government -The Economic Context: Public Budgets under Pressure Chapter 2. The Legal and Regulatory Framework -EU Policy and Regulations for the Protection of the Elderly -Health Care -Swedish Legislation and Regulation -Application and Enforcement Chapter 3. Risk and Safety Assessment -The Information Base about Risks and Vulnerabilities -Research and Development Chapter 4. Prevention -Effective Primary Prevention -Experience Sharing Chapter 5. Medical Care -The Role of Medical Care in Fall Prevention -Medication as a Risk Factor -Rehabilitation Bibliography
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Studio: Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Mar 7, 2007
Publisher Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development
ISBN 9264027068 ISBN13 9789264027060
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