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Commercial, non-profit and governmental residential elderly care in Flanders : differences in client selection and efficiency?

Bram Verschuere (UGent) , Nathalie Moray (UGent) and Adelien Decramer (UGent)
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Inspired by New Public Management, governments have stimulated competition, outsourcing and privatisation in the public sector. Also, in care of the elderly, there has been a substantial increase in commercial provision. The present study explored the presumed differences in the performance of public (governmental), private non-profit and private commercial elderly care organisations. We used quantitative indicators on the population of residential elderly care organisations in Flanders (Belgium). Although we found that commercial elderly care facilities tended to be more input-efficient while non-profit and public elderly care facilities tended to be more attentive to recruiting and housing residents with high care needs, these results need to be interpreted in light of the regulatory framework in which the different types of elderly care facilities operate.
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elderly care facilities, public, private non-profit and commercial organisations, relative performance, FOR-PROFIT, PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, SECTORS, ACCESS

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Verschuere, Bram, Nathalie Moray, and Adelien Decramer. “Commercial, Non-profit and Governmental Residential Elderly Care in Flanders : Differences in Client Selection and Efficiency?” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE 21.4 (2012): 384–392. Print.
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Verschuere, Bram, Moray, N., & Decramer, A. (2012). Commercial, non-profit and governmental residential elderly care in Flanders : differences in client selection and efficiency? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 21(4), 384–392.
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Verschuere, Bram, Nathalie Moray, and Adelien Decramer. 2012. “Commercial, Non-profit and Governmental Residential Elderly Care in Flanders : Differences in Client Selection and Efficiency?” International Journal of Social Welfare 21 (4): 384–392.
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Verschuere, Bram, Nathalie Moray, and Adelien Decramer. 2012. “Commercial, Non-profit and Governmental Residential Elderly Care in Flanders : Differences in Client Selection and Efficiency?” International Journal of Social Welfare 21 (4): 384–392.
Vancouver
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Verschuere B, Moray N, Decramer A. Commercial, non-profit and governmental residential elderly care in Flanders : differences in client selection and efficiency? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE. 2012;21(4):384–92.
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B. Verschuere, N. Moray, and A. Decramer, “Commercial, non-profit and governmental residential elderly care in Flanders : differences in client selection and efficiency?,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 384–392, 2012.
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  author       = {Verschuere, Bram and Moray, Nathalie and Decramer, Adelien},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
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  title        = {Commercial, non-profit and governmental residential elderly care in Flanders : differences in client selection and efficiency?},
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  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2012},
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