publication . Preprint . 1999

Estimating demand pressures arising from need for social services for older people

Dalley, Gillian; Carr-Hill, Roy;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1999
Abstract
The twelve years preceding the introduction of the community care reforms in 1993/4 saw an increased demand for health and social services generated by the increase in numbers of older people (particularly the over 85s) and reflected in the rapid growth of residential and nursing home places over a twelve year period (from 224,000 in 1983 to 427,000 in 1994). While the move into the residential and nursing home sector was partly driven by the perverse incentives offered by social security in the early 1980s, it may also have reflected a real increase in the levels of dependency experienced by older people coming into contact with the services during the period. ...
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publication . Preprint . 1999

Estimating demand pressures arising from need for social services for older people

Dalley, Gillian; Carr-Hill, Roy;