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Mortality rate changes among nursing-home residents
  1. Frédéric Bloch
  1. Department of gerontology, CHU Amiens-Picardie, Amiens, France
  1. Correspondence to Professor Frédéric Bloch, CHU Amiens-Picardie, 80054 Amiens, France; bloch.frederic{at}

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The proportion of people aged 80 and over in the French population will double and the number of dependent elderly persons is expected to have risen by 2.3 million between 2010 and 2060. For those concerned and their families, the question is increasingly raised of how to deal with the consequent loss of autonomy. In 2001 a personalised ‘autonomy grant’ was created in France1 to encourage the development of support services and home care, as well as new intermediate forms of accommodation (day care, respite, etc). The range of services available has thus shown a significant improvement, both in quantity and quality, and has changed …

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