The cost of MOST

Dansie, A. and Beecham, Jennifer and Knapp, Martin R J. (1994) The cost of MOST. Personal Social Services Research Unit (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>A variety of policy and practice initiatives designed to shift the locus of mental health care have been launched. Concern about the economic costs of these initiatives has generated much discussion. This paper reports specific cost findings from an evaluation of one initiative: the Maudsley Outreach Support and Treatment Team. The costs study found that the average costs of community care for the MOST study members were £423 per week. These comprehensive costs cover all elements of clients' care packages. Accommodation and hospital services absorbed 63 per cent of total costs. MOST services accounted for approximately 27 per cent of total costs with staff spending, on average, an hour a week with clients - a continuity of care which their clients had not previously received. A range of support activities was undertaken by MOST staff, providing a considerably enhanced community psychiatric nursing service.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 14:32
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 07:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27242 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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