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Benefit groups and resource groups for adults with intellectual disabilities in residential accommodation

Comas-Herrera, Adelina, Knapp, Martin R J., Beecham, Jennifer, Pendaries, Claude, Carthew, Richard (2001) Benefit groups and resource groups for adults with intellectual disabilities in residential accommodation. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 14 (2). pp. 120-140. ISSN 1360-2322. (doi:10.1046/j.1468-3148.2001.00061.x) (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) (KAR id:26744)

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Abstract

Service commissioning is now a more formalized activity, and both purchasers and providers employ a variety of tools to inform their decision‐making. The present paper examines whether ‘benefit groups’ and ‘resource groups’ can be developed so as to assist these decision‐making processes by using a survey of the characteristics of 2093 adults with intellectual disabilities (IDs) in residential accommodation (mainly National Health Service trusts), and a supplementary collection of data on service utilization and costs (for a subsample of 930 clients). The clients were classified, according to their needs benefit groups (BGs), and the services which they used were classified in terms of coherence as likely packages of care and similar consumption of resources as resource groups (RGs). It proved possible to construct nine BGs and 96 possible RGs which had both intuitive meaning and explanatory power. Statistical analysis showed that the resulting BGs and RGs are meaningful ways of classifying ID and challenging behaviour needs and costs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1046/j.1468-3148.2001.00061.x
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 01:06 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26744 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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