Care of the Chronically and Severely Ill: Comparative Social Policies

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Because most severely and chronically ill people will receive care outside of hospitals or nursing homes, there is increasing recognition that the integration of community-based care, including home care, must be an objective of health policy. Contributors explore the structure of community-based and home care, along with the ways in which services are provided at one or all of the following levels: central government, state or provincial government, local government, and the private sector.