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Equity and efficiency policy in community care : needs, service productivities, efficiencies, and their implications

Author: Bleddyn Davies; José Fernández; University of Kent at Canterbury. Personal Social Services Research Unit.
Publisher: Aldershot ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
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Maps the effects of service inputs on benefits for users and carers and uses this knowledge to discuss policy propositions. The book has an unfolding logic and shows how the use of this new research  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bleddyn Davies; José Fernández; University of Kent at Canterbury. Personal Social Services Research Unit.
ISBN: 0754612813 9780754612810
OCLC Number: 43580881
Notes: "PSSRU at the University of Kent at Canterbury, the London School of Economics, and the University of Manchester"--Cover.
Description: xxxvi, 458 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Policy Context and Research Design --
Contemporary policy context --
The pre-reform productivities challenge --
The essay and the research --
Aims and the research design: collection and analysis --
Collection design --
Analysis design --
Mapping Productivities and Service Outputs --
Modelling the Impact of Service Inputs on Outputs: Framework and Indicators --
Outputs, inputs and risk factors studied --
Outputs --
Inputs --
Risk factors, need-related circumstances, and other non-resource inputs affecting the relationships between resource inputs and outputs --
Estimating Production Functions --
Production function theory --
Production functions for community care --
Many receive only one service --
Impact of risk factors --
Production functions and causal structures --
Structure of chapters 4-10 --
The production function model and the impact of risk factors --
Service productivities --
Productivities for DAYS Indicator Variable (User's Length of Stay in the Community) --
The model and the impact of risk factors --
Service productivities --
Overall service impact, impact for groups, and equity and efficiency --
Productivities for USATISF Indicator Variable (Overall Satisfaction with Services) --
Degree of satisfaction of user with the level of service being received (USATISF) --
The model and the impact of risk factors --
Service productivities --
Overall service impact, impact for groups, and equity and efficiency.
Responsibility: Bleddyn Davies, José Fernández with Bülent Nomer.

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