Providing integrated health and social care for older people in the United Kingdom

Coxon, Kirstie and Billings, Jenny R. (2004) Providing integrated health and social care for older people in the United Kingdom. In: Leichsenring, Kai and Alaszewski, Andy, eds. Providing integrated health and social care for older persons: A European overview of issues at stake. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 455-495. ISBN 978-0754641964. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This report provides an overview of the development of integrated health and social care provision for older people in the UK. It explore why integration is important, identifies the main impediments to effective integration, considers failed past attempts and current initiatives designed to promote joined-up thinking and seamless care for older people, identifying the main models. In the first two sections of this national report, we examine the national context within which health and social care provision has developed, and consider the extent to which recent policy changes encourage the move towards seamless health and social care. In the third section we review existing models that have evolved in response to the challenges facing these services today. In the annex we provide more detailed descriptions of specific initiatives that provide exemplars of the main models identified in the third section.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2008 00:02
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 16:05
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5765 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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