Costing the hospital-based process of resettling people with learning disability in the community

David Hughes, Maria McGinnity, Ruth Kell, Richard Kennedy, Michael Donnelly

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Abstract

Objectives: Much has been written about the costs and cost-effectiveness of community care for people with learning disabilities resettled from long stay hospital care. However, comparatively little has been published about the cost of hospital services relating to the preparatory process before eventual resettlement and the disengagement of formal, sustained input from hospital staff. This study describes and costs the input provided by a hospital based multi-disciplinary team into the resettlement of adults with learning disabilities, from long stay wards in Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Northern Ireland between 1996 and 1999 (n = 71).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalIrish Journal of Psychological Medicine
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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