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The costs of what? Measuring services and quality of care

Netten, Ann, 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:10.1017/S1474746407003715) (KAR id:2903)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1474746407003715
Projects: Quality Measurement Framework (PID413)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Funders: Office for National Statistics (
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2008 14:23 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:38 UTC
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