Healthcare for older people in lower and middle income countries

Tan, Maw Pin (2022) Healthcare for older people in lower and middle income countries. Age and Ageing, 51 (4). ISSN 0002-0729, DOI

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Two-thirds of the world's population aged 60 years and over will reside in lower and middle income countries (LMIC) by 2050. Many LMICs are experiencing rapid population ageing at a faster rate than in Western Europe and North America, but may not have the resources to respond to the World Health Organization's call to action. As population ageing is a global issue, effective and sustainable global solutions are much needed. Proposed strategies include stemming the outflow of trained healthcare workers to high-income nations where migrants from LMICs often contribute to the work force caring for older people. Public education, preventive measures and innovative approaches to training are additional proposed solutions. Higher income countries have a responsibility to contribute towards the development of healthcare services for older people in LMICs. © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia Long-Term Research Grant Scheme, LRGS/1/2019/UM/01
Additional Information: Cited by: 5; All Open Access, Bronze Open Access
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aged; Aging; Delivery of health care; Developing countries; Global health; Humans; Income; Middle aged; adult; Aging; Care behavior; Education; Geriatrics; Health care personnel; Health care system; Highest income group; Human; Human experiment; Middle aged; middle income country; Migrant; North America; Responsibility; Review; Western Europe; workforce; World Health Organization; Aged; Developing country; Global health; Health care delivery; Income
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Medicine Department
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2023 06:31
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2023 06:31

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