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Table 6 Hypothesized and observed relationships between supply and cost/need relevant variables

From: Impact of a fixed price system on the supply of institutional long-term care: a comparative study of Japanese and German metropolitan areas

Explanatory variables Dependent variables
  Bed-density of IF Tokyo Bed-density of PNH Tokyo Bed-density of IF NRW
  Hypothesized Result: overall Result: change Hypothesized Result: overall Hypothesized Result: overall Result: change
Costs/cost relevant         
Average facility size + + 0 0 + 0 0 0
LTA land price - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
LTA wage - 0 0 - - 0 0 0
Need         
LTA percent elderly needing LTC 0/- - 0 + + + + 0
LTA growth rate of elderly needing LTC 0/- 0 0 + + + 0 0
  1. NOTE:
  2. +: Positive relationship.
  3. -: Negative relationship.
  4. 0: No significant relationship.