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PSSRU's mission is to conduct high quality research on social and health care.

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Kent Research in Brief

Read PSSRU at Kent's Research in Brief booklet, produced for our 40th anniverary.

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Welcome to PSSRU at Kent and LSE

This is the website for the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since 1974 PSSRU has undertaken high-quality, independent research in social and health care, which has had an important influence on theory, and policy development and reform in England and elsewhere. Our work is underpinned by the production of welfare framework and focuses on needs, resources and outcomes. We continue to work in the fields of adult and children's social and health care, including mental health, long-term care funding, cost and outcome measurement, and cost-effectiveness evaluation. We are funded from a variety of sources and collaborate closely with a number of research units and academic departments elsewhere.

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Individual cognitive stimulation therapy for dementia: a cli..., Health Technology Assessment, 2015, 19, 64, 1-108

Adapting the adult social care outcomes toolkit (ASCOT) for ..., BMC Health Services Research, 2015, 15:304

Can we model a cognitive footprint of interventions and poli..., The Lancet, 2015

Antidepressant use in 27 European countries: associations wi..., British Journal of Psychiatry, 2015

Cluster randomized controlled trial - clinical and cost-effe..., Stroke, 2015


The impact of the third sector on socio-economic development in Europe (TSI) Other
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Unit costs of health and social care
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Smart data analytics for business and local government
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Quality and Outcomes Research Unit (QORU)
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The impact of the third sector on socio-economic development in Europe (TSI) RTD
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Exploring comparative effectiveness and efficiency in long-term care (EXCELC)
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