The issue of a global ageing population and its increasing demand on healthcare services is an important topic worldwide. ISQua and IHI jointly participated in an asynchronous debate on the following topic:
"By 2030, residential care for the aged will be unaffordable and the absence of alternatives will lead to a crisis in quality care for the aged". The ISQua team (Blue) supported the motion and IHI team (Orange) opposed it.
Our voting for this debate was open from 24 May - 14 June 2014. As you can see, by a small margin of 6% the Blue Team won. To all who participated in this debate by voting and commenting, we thank you most sincerely for your contribution. A special word of thanks goes out to the IHI speakers: Don Goldmann and Jos De Blok and the ISQua speakers: Riitta Aejmelaeus and Yuichi Imanaka and to Tracey Cooper and Paul Bartels who opened and closed this debate.
Even though the voting is closed, we still invite you to post your comments on the arguments presented. Your ideas and contributions to this debate will enable us create an invaluable resource on this topic.
For the ISQua Fellowship participants using this Debate to add credit points to their Fellowship Programme, please note that 2 credit points are available for your participation and you must comment on the debate in the comment box in order to receive these credits.