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UK commission recommends new ways to fund care of elderly people

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:622
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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