Consequences of local variations in social care on the performance of the acute health care sector

Authors: Fernandez, Jose-Luis; Forder, J.

Source: Applied Economics, Volume 40, Number 12, June 2008 , pp. 1503-1518(16)

Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

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Abstract:

This article uses 2 years worth of data from 150 English local authorities to quantify the extent to which local variations in social care resources are associated with variations in performance of the acute sector, and particularly on the rates of hospital delayed discharges and hospital emergency re-admissions. Results indicate that social care services play a significant role in explaining local variations in acute sector performance.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840600843939

Affiliations: LSE Health and Social Care, London, WC2A 2AE, UK

Publication date: June 1, 2008

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