COVID-19: Opportunities for interdisciplinary research to improve care for older people in Sweden

Rebecca Baxter*, Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie*, Xia Li, Mahwish Naseer, Mascha Pauelsen, Jaques Shebehe, Emilia Wilhelmina Elisabeth Viklund, Xin Xia, Linn Elena Zulka, Andrea Badache

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Abstract

The emergence of COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, arguably none more so than for older people. In Sweden, the majority of COVID-19-related fatalities have been among people aged ⩾70 years, many of whom were receiving health and social care services. The pandemic has illuminated aspects within the care continuum requiring evaluative research, such as decision-making processes, the structure and organisation of care, and interventions within the complex public-health system. This short communication highlights several key areas for future interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial collaboration to improve health and social care services in Sweden. It also underlines that a valid, reliable and experiential evidence base is the sine qua non for evaluative research and effective public-health systems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Public Health
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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