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OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Sweden 2007, The Safety of Older People, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Sweden 2007, The Safety of Older People, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Language
eng
Abstract
As the share of the population aged 65 and over grows rapidly in the next decades across most of the OECD, the number of fall-related injuries could rise dramatically, and with it, the strains on hospitals, medical services, social services and public budgets. This OECD review of risk management policies focuses on Sweden because, with the ageing of its society already at a quite advanced stage, it exemplifies many of the current and future problems that OECD countries face in addressing fall-related injuries and fatalities among the elderly. The report looks at Sweden's policies in the area of older people's safety and well-being, seeking out and identifying good practices and areas where improvements could be made. It offers lessons that other countries can also draw from. While the report underscores the importance of the management of fall accidents, it also emphasizes the more general point that multidisciplinary and forward-looking approaches to safety and risk are essential for any policy concerning older people
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international or intergovernmental publication
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Sweden 2007
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electronic resource:
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
155865478
Responsibility statement
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Series statement
OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies,, 19934106
Sub title
The Safety of Older People
Table Of Contents
Foreword; Table of Contents; Executive Summary; Synthèse; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Strategic Approach to the Safety of the Elderly; Chapter 2. The Legal and Regulatory Framework; Chapter 3. Risk and Safety Assessment; Chapter 4. Prevention; Chapter 5. Medical Care; Bibliography; Annex A. Acronyms and Organisations Cited; Annex B. Methodology; Annex C. Swedish Institutions in the Area of Safety of Older People; Annex D. Self-assessment Questionnaires; Annex E. List of Interviewees; Annex F. Members of the Steering Group
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