The bulletin of the Yamaguchi Medical School

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The bulletin of the Yamaguchi Medical School Volume 52 Issue 3-4
published_at 2005-12

Population aging in japan : a lesson for brazil

Population aging in japan : a lesson for brazil
Sendo Eliane Satie
Inoue Masaiwa
Laskar MS
Harada Noriaki
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The purpose of this study was to compare demographic trends in the aging of the Japanese and Brazilian populations on the basis of health indicator data collected by the statistics bureaus of the Japanese and Brazilian governments. The demographic and health indicator data from surveys by the Statistics Bureaus of the Japanese and Brazilian governments and other sources were obtained from websites. The data showed that Japan has an aging population, that the number of elderly persons in Japan is increasing and that the Government of Japan has a plan to address future demands for health resources by this aging population, whereas Brazil has a rapidly population aging but no plan for its future health services. Brazil may need to increase the number of hospitals and hospital beds and develop a medical care plan for the elderly within its Unified Health System.
Creator Keywords
aging
medical care
health indicator
Japan
Brazil