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Adapting the adult social care outcomes toolkit (ASCOT) for use in care home quality monitoring: conceptual development and testing

Towers, Ann-Marie, Holder, Jacquetta, Smith, Nick, Netten, Ann, Welch, Elizabeth, Crowther, Tanya, Collins, Grace, Bass, Rosalyn (2015) Adapting the adult social care outcomes toolkit (ASCOT) for use in care home quality monitoring: conceptual development and testing. BMC Health Services Research, (15:304). (doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0942-9)

Abstract

Background

Consultations were carried out with professional and lay stakeholders, with an interest in using the tool or the ratings it would produce. These explored demand and potential uses for the measure and fed into the conceptual development. A draft toolkit and method for collecting the data was developed and the feasibility of using it for quality monitoring was tested with one local authority quality monitoring team in two homes for older adults.

Results

Following interest from another local authority, a larger evaluation of the measure for use in routine quality monitoring is planned. As part of this, the ratings made using this measure will be validated against the outcomes of individual residents and compared with the quality ratings of the regulator, the Care Quality Commission.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/s12913-015-0942-9
Uncontrolled keywords: Quality monitoring; Care homes; Outcomes; ASCOT; Quality indicators
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: Nick Smith
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 18:30 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44856 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Towers, Ann-Marie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3597-1061
Smith, Nick: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9793-6988
Netten, Ann: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2567-8523
Collins, Grace: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0144-9411
Bass, Rosalyn: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0841-3139
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