UK commission recommends new ways to fund care of elderly peopleBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.622a (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:622
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
The Royal Commission on Long Term Care for the Elderly-set up when the Labour government came into power in the United Kingdom-has called for a fairer way of paying for the care that many elderly people require.
The royal commission's report, which is published this week, has proposed implementing a split between living costs and care costs. This split would allow personal care and nursing …