Health Planning for the Elderly: Computer Assisted Planning

  • K. Davis
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


Growth in the number of old people by the year 2000 in many countries poses a major challenge to policy officials and health planners. The number of people with chronic conditions will increase, utilization of health services, especially hospital and institutional lone; term care facilities, will increase markedly, and expenditures to provide adequate care for the elderly will soar.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Davis
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  1. 1.Department of Health Policy and ManagementJohns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public HealthBaltimoreUSA

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