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A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between regulator quality ratings and care home residents' quality of life in England

Towers, Ann-Marie, Palmer, Sinead, Smith, Nick, Collins, Grace, Allan, Stephen (2019) A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between regulator quality ratings and care home residents' quality of life in England. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 17 . Article Number 22. E-ISSN 1477-7525. (doi:10.1186/s12955-019-1093-1) (KAR id:71719)

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Abstract

Background: The quality of life of people receiving health and social care is an important indicator of service quality, but the relationship between patient experience and outcomes and regulator quality ratings in England is unknown. In 2013, the health and social care regulator in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), introduced a new ratings system and by February 2017, all social care services were inspected and awarded new quality ratings (outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate). This study aimed to explore whether quality ratings were associated with residents’ quality of life, controlling for confounding variables.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/s12955-019-1093-1
Uncontrolled keywords: quality of life, quality ratings, Care Quality Commission (CQC), national regulator, Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT), care homes, long-term care, quality
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Ann-Marie Towers
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 16:31 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71719 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Towers, Ann-Marie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3597-1061
Palmer, Sinead: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8106-3078
Smith, Nick: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9793-6988
Collins, Grace: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0144-9411
Allan, Stephen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1208-9837
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