Unit Costs of Health and Social Care

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Compiled by Lesley Curtis

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Curtis, L. (2012) Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2012, Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent, Canterbury.


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Using time diaries to contribute to economic evaluation of criminal justice interventions
Nadia Brookes and Ann Netten

Costing multi-site, group-based CBT workshops
Eva-Maria Bonin and Jennifer Beecham

A review of approaches to measure and monetarily value informal care
Rita Faria, Helen Weatherly and Bernard van den Berg

I Services – download

  1. Services for older people
  2. Services for people with mental health problems
  3. Services for people who misuse drugs/alcohol
  4. Services for people with intellectual disabilities
  5. Services for younger adults with physical and sensory impairments
  6. Services for children and their families
  7. Hospital and other services
  8. Care packages

II Community-based health care staff – download

  1. Scientific and professional
  2. Nurses and doctors

III Community-based social care – download

  1. Social care staff
  2. Health and social care teams

IV Hospital-based health care staff – download

  1. Hospital based scientific and professional
  2. Hospital based nurses
  3. Hospital based doctors

V Sources of information – download

  1. Inflation indices
  2. NHS staff earning estimates
  3. Glossary
  4. References
  5. Index of references
  6. List of useful sources
  7. List of items from previous volumes not included in this volume