Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2004

Curtis, Lesley A. and Netten, Ann, eds. (2004) Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2004. Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent ISBN 1902671392 ISSN: 1368230X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<h2>Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2004</h2><p><p><h3>Compiled by Lesley Curtis and Ann Netten</h3><p><p><p>This is the twelfth volume of a series designed to improve unit cost estimates over time, drawing on material as it becomes available, including ongoing and specially commissioned research. It brings together information from a variety of sources to estimate national unit costs for a wide range of health and social care services. <p><p><p>The costs reported always reflect, to a greater or lesser degree, work in progress, as the intention is to refine and improve estimates wherever possible, drawing on a wide variety of sources. The report consists of sets of ‘schemata’ or tables, which as well as providing the most detailed and comprehensive information possible, also quote sources and assumptions so users can adapt the information for their own purposes. Also included are: an editorial discussing current and new developments; brief articles providing background to user services, descriptions of cost methodology or use of cost estimates; price indices; a reference list of key studies; a glossary; and indexes. <p><p><h3>New in this edition</h3><p><p><p>This volume includes a considerable expansion of information about the costs of child social care services, based largely on the results of a series of studies commissioned under the Department of Health's Costs and Effectiveness of Services for Children in Need research initiative. Also included is information on the cost-effectiveness of screening and referral to an alcohol health worker in alcohol-misusing patients attending an NHS accident and emergency department. Information about the costs of a nurse practitioner in primary care is also included for the first time. <p><p><p>There are five brief articles: description of the methodology used and resulting unit costs of the adoption process and of supporting families; a brief article identifying the processes involved and the costs to social services of carrying out core assessments for children and their families; a description of the processes undertaken by social services and the factors associated with the variation in costs of child care; description of the evaluation of the costs and outcomes of Home-Start — a well-established national and international organisation offering support to families with young children experiencing difficulties; and information about a detailed study of family interventions and the costs of services used by families requiring support. <p><p><h3>Availability</h3><p><p><p>If you would like a printed copy of this report (price 27 UK pounds including post and packing), please contact the <a href="mailto:pssru_library@kent.ac.uk">PSSRU librarian</a> in Canterbury (phone +44(0)1227 827773) or <a href="../pdf/uc2004/uc2004_flyer.pdf">download an order form</a> in PDF format. <p><p><p>The <a href="../pdf/uc2004/uc2004.pdf">complete report</a> (1.20mb) is available in PDF format, with bookmarks and live table of contents pages to aid navigation, or you can look at the foreword and an abbreviated <a href="uc/uc2004contents.htm">contents</a> page, where you will also find links to PDF versions of individual sections. <p><p><p>The <a href="../uc/uc2003.htm">2003</a> and <a href="../UC2002.htm">2002</a> editions are still available online, although we have no more printed copies of the 2002 issue. <p><p><h3>Copyright</h3><p><p><p>The PSSRU retains the copyright in the Unit Costs series. They may be freely distributed as pdf files and on paper, but quotations must be acknowledged and permission for use of longer excerpts must be obtained in advance. Please acknowledge Unit Costs of Health and Social Care as the source when using costs estimates and information from these reports. <p><p><p>This work was undertaken by the PSSRU, which receives support from the Department of Health. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Department of Health. <p><p><p>ISSN 1368-230X<br><p><p>ISBN 1-902671-39-2

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