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PSSRU Bulletin 15
October 2005

The PSSRU Bulletin records recent developments in the Unit, presents recent findings from each of our main programmes of work, and gives a concise overview of current projects and recent publications with contact information.

You can download the complete issue (1.05mb) here, or select any of the main articles from the list below. Previous issues are available for download here.

Printed copies were mailed in late November 2005 to those on our mailing list. To be added to this or just to receive this issue, please contact Glenys Harrison at the PSSRU in Canterbury.

Outside covers

Copyright and general information, Introduction and Contents (pages 2-3)

The PSSRU 2004–2005 and staff news (pages 4-5)

Research Plans (pages 6-9)

Current research programmes

Assessment, Performance Measurement and User Satisfaction in Older People’s Services (pages 10-11)
David Challis, Paul Clarkson, Jane Hughes, Michele Abendstern, Caroline Sutcliffe and Sue Tucker

Commissioning and Performance (pages 12-13)
Martin Knapp, José Luis Fernández, Julien Forder, Jeremy Kendall, Vanessa Davey, Kate Henderson, Tihana Matosevic, Francesco Moscone and Margaret Perkins

Coordinated Care, Care Management, Service Integration and Partnerships (pages 14-15)
David Challis, Jane Hughes, Sally Jacobs and KarDavid Challis, Jane Hughes, Sally Jacobs, Siobhan Reilly, Karen Stewart, Dan Venables and Chengqiu Xie:

Costs, Quality and Outcomes (pages 16-17)
Ann Netten, Karen Jones and Sima Sandhu

Economics of Child Social Care (pages 18-19)
Jennifer Beecham

Financing Long-Term Care for Older People (pages 20-21)
Raphael Wittenberg, Linda Pickard, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Derek King and Juliette Malley

Mental Health Economics and Policy (pages 22-23)
Martin Knapp, Andrew Healey, David McDaid, Jeni Beecham, Derek King, Claire Curran, Adelina Comas-Herrera, José Luis Fernández, Kate Henderson and Roshni Mangalore

Housing and Care: Care Homes and their Alternatives (pages 24-25)
Ann Netten, Robin Darton, Jacquetta Williams and Ann-Marie Towers

Research reports, new projects, publications and contact details

Health Dynamics and Disability (page 26)
Judith Shapiro and Andrew Bebbington

Wanless Review (page 27)
Julien Forder

Third Sector European Policy: a Research Network (page 28)
Jeremy Kendall

Social Care Regulation: Resource Use (page 29)
Jacquetta Williams

Services for Carers of Older People: are they Effective? (page 30)
Linda Pickard

Implementing the Single Assessment Process: Key Findings from the Literature (page 31)
Michele Abendstern, Jane Hughes, Paul Clarkson, Caroline Sutcliffe and David Challis

New Projects (pages 32-33)

Publications (pages 34-38)

Staff Contact Details (page 39)