Qual­ity of care (place­holder)

There is currently no suitable indicator for appropriately measuring the quality of care.

When people need long-term care it affects both them and their families. It may place them under great mental and physical pressure and result in a heavy financial burden. People who need long-term care understand the concept of wellbeing in different ways, largely depending on their particular limitations and individual care situation. It makes a difference whether they still live independently in their own home with occasional help from family or out-patient services, or whether they need to be in permanent in-patient care. These different living situations relating to people who need long-term care make it difficult to measure wellbeing in this respect.

At present there is therefore no indicator for quality of care in this indicator system, and a placeholder has been used. This signals that more data is required, which could for example be gathered as part of the overhaul of the system for assessing long-term care needs.

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