Critical Social Policy, vol.21, Feb 2001, p.81-102.
Costs of community care have outstripped the funds available, so that ways of ensuring cost effectiveness have become an essential part of the process. It is acknowledged that resources are finite and that all wants cannot be met. This leads to the need to assess, prioritise and make choices in an effort to maximise the benefit to society from the monies available. Author argues that the tool of choice for priority setting, the QUALY system, is ill suited to the task.
Community Care, no.1359, 2001, p.24-25.
Explains how Lancashire Social Services voucher scheme is giving carers more choice and flexibility in arranging respite.
Managing Community Care, vol.9, Feb 2001, p.3-6.
Bringing about change in community care based on evidence is problematic because: