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Bahador F, Mahfoozpour‌ S, Masoudiasl I, Vahdat S. A Systematic Review of the Management of Preventive Health Care for the Elderly in the World. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2022; 16 (4) :592-607
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1- Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Management, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , smahfoozPour@yahoo.com
3- Department of Health Services Management, School of Management and Medical Information, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: The global shift from infectious diseases to chronic diseases is a global problem that will reduce the quality of life and increase the need for services such as rehabilitation services and services related to disability. An important issue in relation to aging is preventive care and how it is managed in the world. This systematic review has conducted a comparative study on the management of preventive healthcare for the elderly in the world.
Methods & Materials: This is a review study that was done comparatively in 2020. This study was conducted to model the existing policies and programs for the care of the elderly in the countries. To collect data, Persian and international databases as well as Google Scholar scientific search engine were used using appropriate keywords, and finally 200 suitable articles were identified. The studies were categorized and their management system was evaluated and differences and similarities were determined while comparing.
Results: In the present study, it was found that 50% of the surveyed countries had insurance coverage for the elderly. 64% of the countries, management and organization of health prevention services at the national level, 7.5% local, 21.4% state-federal and 7.1% national. It was local. How to finance the provision of services for the elderly in 50% of the countries surveyed through taxes, 14.2% premiums, 7.1% national health system, 7.1 individual reserve funds and the rest of the countries through the payment of the federal government, health insurance and etc. In 50% of the surveyed countries, the providers of first level services were the public sector, 28.5% of the private sector and the rest of the countries were municipalities, government, etc.
Conclusion: The systems of elderly support and primary healthcare are intertwined in the main health system and function similar to the primary healthcare system of the country.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Social Welfare
Received: 2021/04/20 | Accepted: 2021/05/22 | Published: 2022/01/01

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