The impact of economic incentives on the composition of long-term care services

In Norway, the financing of primary health care and long-term care is split between the state (the National Insurance Scheme) and the municipalities. The mixed system may create insufficient quality and inefficiencies in the composition of long-term care. 

Research questions:

  • How does the Norwegian system of transfers and co-payments influences income and expenditures for the elderly, the relatives, the municipalities and the state?
  • Given the actual system: What are the optimal choices for an elderly in need of care and for the municipality and to what extent do the optimal choices conflict?
  • Do municipalities actually respond to economic incentives in assignment and composition of long-term care to the elderly?
Published May 16, 2011 6:14 PM - Last modified May 16, 2011 6:14 PM