The development of a measure of social care outcome for older people. Funded/commissioned by: Department of Health

Netten, Ann and Ryan, Mandy and Smith, Paul and Skatun, Diane and Healey, Andrew T. and Knapp, Martin R J. and Wykes, Til (2002) The development of a measure of social care outcome for older people. Funded/commissioned by: Department of Health. Personal Social Services Research Unit (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>An essential element of identifying Best Value and monitoring cost-effective care is to be able to identify the outcomes of care. In the field of health services, use of utility-based health related quality of life measures has become widespread, indeed even required. If, in the new era of partnerships, social care outcomes are to be valued and included we need to develop measures that reflect utility or welfare gain from social care interventions. This paper reports on a study, commissioned as part of the Department of Health’s Outcomes of Social Care for Adults Initiative, that developed an instrument and associated utility indexes that provide a tool for evaluating social care interventions in both a research and service setting. Discrete choice conjoint analysis used to derive utility weights provided us with new insights into the relative importance of the core domains of social care to older people. Whilst discrete choice conjoint analysis is being increasingly used in health economics, this is the first study that has attempted to use it to derive a measure of outcome.

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: 21 May 2011 00:56
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 15:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27339 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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