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Case management in community care
 — an evaluated experiment in the home care of the elderly
Author(s)David Challis, Bleddyn Davies
Corporate AuthorPersonal Social Services Research Unit - PSSRU, University of Kent
PublisherGower, Aldershot, 1986
Pages289 pp
KeywordsCommunity care ; Kent.
AnnotationThis book describes the Kent Community Care Project and its evaluation. The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) approach to community care decentralises to field workers the responsibility, authority and accountability for performing "the core tasks of case management", providing them with the opportunity, control over a budget, incentive and knowledge to mobilise and use resources to achieve more equitable and efficient outcomes for clients and carers. Chapters cover community care as an approach to long-term care; the design and context of the study; key workers and case management; responding to need; supporting carers; developing community support; the outcome and costs of care; and cost-effectiveness.
Accession NumberCPA-930512101
ClassmarkPA: 8K

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