Dr Javiera Cartagena-Farías is currently a Research Officer in the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Javiera has worked across a spectrum of policy areas using several micro-econometrics techniques and policy-evaluation methodologies. Her research at CPEC focuses on geographical inequalities in health, wellbeing, and social care, as well as the economic evaluation of social-care services.
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges across all levels of society, but older people have undoubtedly been at the highest risk from this disease, particularly those living in long-term care facilities. As in many countries, the Chilean government has produced guidelines and regulations to encourage the prevention and control of COVID-19 outbreaks in residential and nursing [read the full story…]