Using older home care user experiences in performance monitoring

Jones, Karen C. and Netten, Ann and Francis, Jill and Bebbington, Andrew (2007) Using older home care user experiences in performance monitoring. Health & Social Care in the Community, 15 (4). pp. 322-332. ISSN 0966-0410. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Home care services play a fundamental role in England in supporting older and disabled people in their own homes. In order to identify and monitor the degree to which these services are providing good quality services, in 2003 the government required all councils with social services responsibilities (CSSR) to undertake user experience surveys among older service users. The questionnaire was required to include four questions, two of which were designed to be used as Best Value Performance Indicators (BVPI) reflecting the quality of home care of older people. Thirty-four local authorities participated in an extension study providing data from 21350 home care users. The aim of the study was to answer three questions: (1) Do the performance indicators reflect home care quality? (2) Are the performance indicators using the most appropriate cut-off points? (3) What are the underlying constructs of home care quality? Evidence was found to support the use of two of the performance indicators and the current cut-off point being used for the satisfaction indicator. Factor analysis identified indicators of important dimensions of quality that were associated with overall satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: home care; older people; performance indicators; quality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
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: Stephen Holland
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:26
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 14:17
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