Knapp, M.R.J. and Beecham, J.K. and Fenyo, A.J. and Hallam, A. (1995) Community mental health care for former hospital in-patients: predicting costs from needs and diagnoses. British Journal of Psychiatry, 166 (27). pp. 10-18. ISSN 0007-1250. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)
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BACKGROUND: In the UK the replacement of long-term in-patient care with community-based support has been part of central government health policy for many years. One of the challenges of implementing such a policy is the prediction of support and service needs in the community and the associated costs. METHOD: Using research data from north London analyses were undertaken to examine the associations between service use and costs in the community and the characteristics of hospital in-patients. RESULTS: Although clinical diagnosis was not a useful predictor of either service utilisation or costs, more than a third of the variation in community care costs could be explained by symptoms, behaviour and personal characteristics at least one year earlier.
|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 01:06|
|Last Modified:||07 Aug 2012 09:25|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26905 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|