Comparison of Integrated Care of the Elderly in Iran with Other Selected Countries, a Comparative Study
Mansoor Khojamli1, Fatemeh Dabbaghi2, Ghahraman Mahmoodi
Introduction: The current situation of the population of Iran is such that at present the population has changed from the explosive situation of the child population to the increase of the elderly population. The aim of this study was to compare the integrated care of the elderly in Iran with other selected countries.
Methods: The present study is a comparative study that was conducted in 2020. In this study, data from 6 selected countries based on the six regions of the World Health Organization plus Iran were collected in 7 components. Comparative tables were used to analyze the data.
Results: In general, the results showed that according to studies on models and variables affecting integrated care of the elderly, most of these models are based on structural, executive, human and financial resources and finally the type of services that can be provided. . In the past, the focus was on the elderly only in some health services in health centers and there was less attention to insurance, welfare and quality of life in old age. Now in many developed countries the situation has completely changed.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study on integrated care for the elderly, the success of this care and provide better services to the elderly are based on modification of all structural factors, equipment procurement, executive management, human resources, service package, and financial resources.
Keywords: Integrated Care, Elderly, Iran, Selected Countries