The costs of what? Measuring services and quality of care

Netten, A.P. and Forder, J.E. (2007) The costs of what? Measuring services and quality of care. Social Policy and Society, 6 (3). pp. 397-409. ISSN 1474-7464. (Full text available)

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If we are to be able to reflect the cost implications of changes in the nature, quality and productivity of long-term care interventions in future projections, we need an approach to measurement that reflects the value and quality of care. This paper describes a theoretically based but pragmatic approach to identifying the welfare gain from government expenditure on social care and illustrates an application in projecting the costs of long-term care used in the Wanless review of future needs of social care for older people in England.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [7] Quality Measurement Framework (PID413)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2008 14:23
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 23:30
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