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The role of economists in social care

Clohessy, Laura and Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 (2013) The role of economists in social care. Social Care Evidence in Practice (08 Feb 2013). Website.

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Pressures from an ageing population, increasing complexity of health needs and increasing comorbidity have resulted in a need for local councils to make cuts that are increasingly felt in the social care sector. This has intensified the call for integration of health care and social care to pool costs and outcomes. The impact of the welfare reforms are still coming to fruition and cuts are likely to be felt in both sectors as decisions are made about which health and social care interventions are sustainable in the current system. Here we have a look at why economists are integral to the decision making process that determines what health and social care interventions are work investing in.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 09:05
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:17

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