The future of elderly care in Turkey
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CitationAlbayrak, T., Kahveci, R., Özkara, A., Kasım, İ. (2014). The future of elderly care in Turkey. British Journal of General Practice, 64(618), 14-15.
Although elderly and end-of-life care have been neglected in Turkey, because older people did not constitute a high percentage of the population, the proportion of citizens aged >65 years is now 7.5%, with this proportion expected to increase to 10.2% by 2023, 21% by 2050 and 28% by 2075.1 These estimates put Turkey as one of the most rapidly ageing populations in the world and have stimulated research and discussions around healthy ageing, chronic disease management and elderly care.