F. Social Care Services to Individuals by Provider-Owned Health Coops

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  REVIEW OF NATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING
   THE CONTRIBUTION OF CO-OPERATIVES TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:
 
  CO-OPERATIVE ENTERPRISE IN THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTORS
      A GLOBAL REVIEW AND PROPOSALS FOR POLICY COORDINATION
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CHAPTER II.    

F.   PROVISION OF SOCIAL CARE TO INDIVIDUALS BY JOINT USER-OWNED
     AND PROVIDER-OWNED HEALTH CO-OPERATIVES

In Costa Rica the "Coopesana" co-operative provides social care
services to the 27,000 inhabitants of its service area.  In Italy
a small proportion of the "social co-operatives" provide only
health services, a larger proportion provide both health and
social care but the majority provide only social care.70/