BMC Geriatrics is calling for submissions to our Collection on the Economics of aging.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have projected that the number of adults aged 60 years and over will double by 2050, with the current population growth occurring at an unprecedented pace. This increase has resulted in significant social and economic impact, and it is vital that we better understand the implications of this demographic shift, with particular focus on the implications on geriatric healthcare.
Population growth, especially regarding older adults, presents complex healthcare economics questions that impact individuals, healthcare systems, and societies at large. This collection aims to assess various dimensions of the healthcare economics of aging, with topics of interest including but not limited to:
• Healthcare Expenditure: Analysing trends in healthcare spending on older adults, assessing the drivers of cost growth, and exploring strategies to contain healthcare costs while maintaining quality of care.
• Healthcare Financing: Investigating the role of public and private insurance systems in ensuring access to healthcare services for older populations and evaluating the sustainability of financing models.
• Long-Term Care Economics: Assessing the economic implications of long-term care for older adults, examining funding mechanisms, and exploring the impact of aging on long-term care insurance markets.
• Health Outcomes and Quality of Care: Investigating the relationship between healthcare economics and health outcomes in older adults, with a focus on disparities, quality of care, and patient-centered approaches.
This collection aims to address the complexities of healthcare economics in regard to older adults, and will contribute to evidence-based policymaking, financial planning, and healthcare delivery strategies that optimize the health and well-being of this rapidly growing population.
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