Journal article

Whose outcomes are they anyway? Report of the pilot evaluation of a joint service

H Dickinson, J Glasby, R Miller, L McCarthy

Journal of Integrated Care | Published : 2009

Abstract

Health and social care partnership working is often predicated on the notion that it improves outcomes for service users. Yet there is a lack of evidence linking partnerships to changes in outcomes. Against this background, the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham designed the Partnership Outcomes Evaluation Toolkit (POET) specifically to evaluate health and social care partnerships in terms of service user outcomes. This paper reports on the field testing of POET with Sandwell Integrated Support Service. This research provided a number of interesting insights into this service, and indicated some dissonance between staff and service user and carer expectations. ..

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