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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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A growing care gap? The supply of unpaid care for older peop..., Ageing and Society, 2015, 35, 1, 96-123

Counting all the costs: the economic impact of comorbidity, Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders, 2015

Long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychological i..., The Lancet Psychiatry, 2014

Comparison of general population, patient, and carer utility..., Medical Decision Making, 2014

Development and validation of a scale to measure caregiver s..., International Journal of Eating Disorders, 2014


Evaluation of Shared Lives growth
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Development of Shared Lives evaluation tool
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Additional analysis of ALIGN trial data
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MODEM: Comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and cost impacts of interventions for dementia
Dementia has enormous impacts on the quality of life of people with this condition and their carers. As the population ages, the numbers aff... [Read more]

Smart data analytics for business and local government
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