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An evaluation of intermediate care services for older people: Summary report

Carpenter, G. Iain, Kotiadis, Kathy, Mackenzie, Mathew (2003) An evaluation of intermediate care services for older people: Summary report. Centre for Health Services Studies, 22 pp. (KAR id:7761)

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Abstract

Intermediate care is defined as a range of integrated services designed to promote faster recovery

discharge and maximise independent living. It is a vital component of the programme to improve

Evaluation of the extent to which intermediate care services (ICS) can achieve these objectives is

Conventional wisdom is that the best approaches to service evaluation are randomised controlled

intermediate care services; because of the differences between the elements of health and social

chronic disease of elderly people, and the problems of interaction with other services that may be

The aim of the ICON project was to explore ICS using a whole systems approach to examine the

To overcome the difficulties of evaluation computer simulation techniques were used. The goal

intermediate care services.

included hospital inpatient rehabilitation beds, a Community Assessment and Rehabilitation Team

been introduced and are being evaluated separately from the ICON project.

Shepway were mapped, along with the resources currently available to each. Interviews with

resource use. Patient information was gathered by health care assessments using assessment

assessments included structured health care data on patients, describing their medical, physical,

psychological and social characteristics.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2008 12:00 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7761 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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