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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(8), 1349; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16081349

Developing a Sustainable Long-Term Ageing Health Care System Using the DANP-mV Model: Empirical Case of Taiwan

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Department of Business Administration, National Central University, No. 300, Zhongda Rd., Zhongli District, Taoyuan 32001, Taiwan
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Graduate Institute of Urban Planning, College of Public Affairs, National Taipei University, 151, University Rd., San Shia District, New Taipei 23741, Taiwan
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Department of Tourism Management, Tourism School, Sanming University, 25, Jingdong Rd., Sanyuan District, Sanming 365004, China
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National Park Center, Sanming University, 25, Jingdong Rd., Sanyuan District, Sanming 365004, China
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Received: 24 February 2019 / Revised: 4 April 2019 / Accepted: 8 April 2019 / Published: 15 April 2019
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Abstract

Most of the baby boomers born after the Second World War (WWII) have passed the age of 65, meaning they have gradually lost their social functions and positions, and are facing the need for care. In Taiwan, the lack of a long-term care mechanism is having a certain degree of impact on society as a whole, and thus, it is important to have a mechanism to take care of the elderly. In order to make this system sustainable, sufficient funds and continuous improvement are important factors. In the past, in order to avoid the illegal transfer of benefits, the social welfare mechanism avoided the use of for-profit organizations. However, as the economic environment declines, the role of for-profit organizations should be considered. This study defines the long-term ageing health care system using five major dimensions and 20 criteria. The DANP-mV model was used to analyze Taiwan’s current system and identify problems, and then to develop a continuous improvement strategy from the perspective of the source of the problem in order to improve long-term ageing health care. View Full-Text
Keywords: baby boomers; sustainable system; long-term ageing health care; DANP-mV model; continuous improvement strategy baby boomers; sustainable system; long-term ageing health care; DANP-mV model; continuous improvement strategy
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Lin, P.-J.; Shiue, Y.-C.; Tzeng, G.-H.; Huang, S.-L. Developing a Sustainable Long-Term Ageing Health Care System Using the DANP-mV Model: Empirical Case of Taiwan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1349.

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