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Quality and cost-effectivness in long-term care and dependency prevention: the English policy landscape

Marczak, Joanna, Fernández, José-Luis and Wittenberg, Raphael (2017) Quality and cost-effectivness in long-term care and dependency prevention: the English policy landscape. CEQUA report. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

England is undergoing a series of social, demographic and economic changes that are affecting the nature and intensity of support received by people with long-term care needs. According to the Department of Health (2012), the number of people in England with multiple long-term conditions will increase from 1.9 to 2.9 million between 2008 and 2018. Whereas expectations regarding the quality of care continue to grow (Knapp, 2013), public resources have fallen sharply following the economic recession, and social care public spending is under significant pressure (Fernandez et al., 2013). Unless this trend is reversed, current levels of social care provision are unlikely to be sustainable in the future (Curry, 2006, Humphries, 2010). Given this context, not surprisingly, significant policy attention is focused on maximising the cost-effectiveness of the social care system, so that service users’ and carers’ quality of life is maximised within available resources. Thus, the key underlying goal of the reforms in the long-term care sector has been managing demand and reducing costs. This report summarises emerging policy developments in England in relation to quality and cost-effectiveness and dependency prevention in the long-term care area.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.cequa.org/
Additional Information: © 2017 London School of Economics and Political Science
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 00:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86824

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