Catalyst Awardee

Project Description

Integrated Approach of Medical and Long-Term Care for Healthy Longevity

Nanako Tamiya, MS.C., Ph.D., M.D. | University of Tsukuba; Takahiro Mori, MSHS, Ph.D., M.D. | University of Tsukuba; Nobuo Sakata, MPH, Ph.D., M.D. | University of Tsukuba; Masao Iwagami, MPH, MS.C., Ph.D., M.D. | University of Tsukuba; Shota Hamada, MSc, Dr.Ph. | Institute for Health Economics and Policy
Competition Sponsor: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Awardee Year: 2020

The concept of this proposal is “Proposals to global aging from Japan: based on medical and long-term care data”. In Japan, public universal coverage of medical and long-term care (LTC) have been established. Claims data and other related data are accumulated as one of the world’s largest databases. We will work on a variety of research questions based on medical and LTC claims databases linked to various types of databases, such as data on LTC needs certification, including health conditions (eg, physical and cognitive function), socioeconomic status (eg, income), and demographic statistics. Japan has played a pioneering role in the establishment and development of public universal medical and LTC insurance systems. Resolution of problems and issues raised in Japan would contribute to advancing the creation of a society for healthy longevity in Japan as well as other countries where will face similar problems and issues in the near future. Furthermore, we expect to reflect our findings to healthcare policy and related product development for healthy longevity at a high speed, by simple methods with a low cost.

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