The costs of what? Measuring services and quality of care

Netten, Ann and Forder, Julien E. (2007) The costs of what? Measuring services and quality of care. Social Policy and Society, 6 (3). pp. 397-409. ISSN 1474-7464. (doi: (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: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2008 14:23 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 16:04 UTC
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