Profiling intermediate care patients using the single assessment process: a road to better service provision?

Mackenzie, M.D. and Carpenter, G.I. and Kotiadis, K. (2005) Profiling intermediate care patients using the single assessment process: a road to better service provision? Journal of Integrated Care, 13 (4). pp. 239-248. ISSN 1476-9018. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates that three intermediate care services in Shepway, East Kent each cater for distinct patient groups, and that data from a single assessment process (SAP) tool can be used to differentiate between them. By applying statistical techniques, inferences can be made about the likelihood of admission to a particular service, given specific health characteristics. In conclusion, we highlight the utility of standardised assessment as a means of providing data for audit and planning, and stress the importance of the SAP as a means of developing care services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Intermediate Care, Older People, Minimum Data Set, Single Assessment Process, Recuperative Care, Cart, Day Hospital
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Helen Wooldridge
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 19:52
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2010 15:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5098 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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