Costing community care of people with dementia

Knapp, Martin R J. and Wigglesworth, Rachel (1998) Costing community care of people with dementia. In: Winblad, B. and Wimo, A. and Jonsson, B. and Karlsson, G., eds. Health Economics of Dementia. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester and New York, pp. 231-244. ISBN n.a.. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>Community-based care for elderly people with somatic or mental health problems is an explicit policy preference in a great many countries today. As earlier chapters have described, there are numerous reasons for this preference, including current economic pressures on available resources, and especially concerns about the future resource pressures. Consequently, the costs and cost-effectiveness of community care have attracted growing attention from national and local policy makers, service providers and funding bodies. <p><p><p>Dementia, particularly in the later stages of the illness, is associated with high levels of service utilisation and there is a<p><p>common need for admission to some form of institutional or congregate care (residential or nursing homes, hospitals and similar). The ageing of the world population, and the associated increases in the numbers of people with dementia, have thus concentrated the minds of national governments and the managers of health and social care systems on affordable community alternatives to institutional care.

Item Type: Book section
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 01:24
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