The choice between institutional care and homecare in the Dutch system of long-term care

  • Deborah Aarnink Deborah Aarnink

In order to foster the client-centeredness of long-term care (LTC), individuals entitled to institutional care under the Long-term Care Act (LCA) are having the opportunity to receive their LTC at home. They could do this by either choosing a personal budget (PGB), complete in-home package (VPT) or homecare services (MPT) as their LTC delivery alternative. However, as the LCA has been implemented recently, not much information is available about the predictors of this LTC delivery choice. This limits the policymaker’s understanding of patient behavior and hampers the interpretation of any future developments in the LTC delivery choice. The objective of the current study is therefore to provide a more precise understanding of the individual and regional factors that are important in explaining the LTC delivery choice.

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.


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