Blog - Quality of care in later life in LMICs
Briefing paper 4: Quality of care in later life in Low and middle-income countries (LMICs)
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The fourth in a series of Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) briefing papers was written by Nav Aujla, Senior Research Associate within NIHR at Newcastle University, working within ACRC WP4.
This briefing paper focusses on the wider issue of quality of care in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). It summarises policy, research, and other evidence to demonstrate the shared need globally to conduct further research into the quality of care in later life in LMICs.
The ‘grand challenge’ of ageing is facing many LMICs around the world, where populations are ageing at pace. The largest increase in the 65+ population by 2050 is expected in Asia. Populations in LMICs are also ageing faster than they did in high-income countries (HICs).
While it is urgent to address the complex care needs of an ageing population in LMICs, more research is needed to improve the quality of later life care in this context.
Read the briefing to find out more about the issue, and what is in place and required to improve matters.