Care management in community care reform

Davies, Bleddyn P. (1996) Care management in community care reform. In: Case Management in Community and Long-Term Care, 1996-10-01T00:00:00, Hong Kong. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>Care management argument is about how to match services and other resources to the varying needs of individuals in a way which best fits the context. <p><p><p>A focus on arrangements for the performance of core care management tasks has been one of the most important ways in<p><p>which countries have attempted to achieve the matching of resources to individual needs in comunity care. The concept was first recognised and experimental projects started in Canada, England and the USA during the mid 1970s. Since then, care management has become a cornerstone of policy not only in the USA and the UK, but in many countries. Its importance and potential was recognised by the OECD in its study, Care of the Frail Elderly, a book of that name published in 1994. <p><p><p>National and local service systems, the needs of subgroups of users, and the precise importance put on competing policy<p><p>goals influence what care management arrangements are likely to improve equity, effectiveness and efficiency the most. The paper will draw on Professor Davies' experiments and other evaluative research in the UK, and on his analysis of the experience in other countries. He will discuss: <p><p><li>what core care management tasks are recognised in care management argument, how they are related to aspects of<p><p>equity and efficiency, and the focus of care management argument on responsibility, authority and accountability for their<p><p>performance;</li><p><p><li>the evidence about the potential of care management for improving equity and efficiency; </li><p><p><li>how care management arrangements are matched to policies, the circumstances of subgroups of users, and local<p><p>service, population, and area contexts; </li><p><p><li>what the policy experience of field service agencies in the LTK and other countries teach about how to develop care<p><p>management in practice.</li>

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
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 01:15
Last Modified: 20 May 2014 10:54
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