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Personal Budgets, Choice and Health – a review of international evidence from 11 OECD countries: A Review of International Evidence from 11 OECD Countries

Gadsby, Erica W., Segar, Julia, Allen, Pauline, Checkland, Kath, Coleman, Anna, Mcdermott, Imelda, Peckham, Stephen (2013) Personal Budgets, Choice and Health – a review of international evidence from 11 OECD countries: A Review of International Evidence from 11 OECD Countries. International Journal of Public and Private Health care Management and Economics, 3 (3). pp. 15-28. ISSN 2155-6423. E-ISSN 2155-6431. (doi:10.4018/ijpphme.2013070102)

Abstract

Personal or individual budgets for purchasing health and social care are intended to offer more choice,

increasingly common feature in high-income countries for purchasing personal care that often lies on the

purchasing of health care. There are some key motivations behind their introduction: they are expected to

to reduce expenditure. This paper draws from a review of the international evidence on personal budgets

features and implementation processes; empirical evidence on the experiences of, and outcomes for, people

particularly with regards to resources. The paper examines the motivating factors behind personal budget

governments’ expectations for personal budget programmes are well-founded. The assumptions that they

lower cost, are actually far more complex and generally unsupported by evidence.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.4018/ijpphme.2013070102
Uncontrolled keywords: Cash-For-Care, Health Policy, Patient Choice, Personal Budgets, Personalisation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 12:50 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41307 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gadsby, Erica W.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4151-5911
Peckham, Stephen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7002-2614
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