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Improving care for older people with long-term conditions and social care needs in Salford: the CLASSIC mixed-methods study, including RCT

Peter Bower, David Reeves, Matt Sutton, Karina Lovell, Amy Blakemore, Mark Hann, Kelly Howells, Rachel Meacock, Luke Munford, Maria Panagioti, Beth Parkinson, Lisa Riste, Mark Sidaway, Yiu-Shing Lau, Lynsey Warwick-Giles, John Ainsworth, Thomas Blakeman, Ruth Boaden, Iain Buchan, Stephen Campbell Show all

Health Services and Delivery Research | National Institute for Health Research


BackgroundThe Salford Integrated Care Programme (SICP) was a large-scale transformation project to improve care for older people with long-term conditions and social care needs. We report an evaluation of the ability of the SICP to deliver an enhanced experience of care, improved quality of life, reduced costs of care and improved cost-effectiveness.ObjectivesTo explore the process of implementation of the SICP and the impact on patient outcomes and costs.DesignQualitative methods (interviews and observations) to explore implementation, a cohort multiple randomised controlled trial to assess patient outcomes through quasi-experiments and a formal trial, and an analysis of routine data sets a..

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