Issues in Social Work Education
Clearly show[s] how far there is to go in working out the cost of care services, and more importantly, in relating financial costs to the value of care, and the mandate of those who have the job of delivering it.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
This is an accessible and handy text, which I would recommend to managers and practitioners in community care wishing to gain further insights into care management systems and the ways cost management can be addressed within them... I intend keeping this book at the desk end of my bookcase.
The Health Service Journal
What the book demonstrates most clearly is "that implementing care management is a massive and complex undertaking surrounded by huge uncertainties". The gulf between policy and reality is also underlined... This book seeks not so much to offer ready-made solutions as to develop understanding of complex issues on the basis of research and practical experience.
As well as a number of chapters on different aspects of care management, the contents focus on the independent sector, costs and budgets, and costing care needs; and the costs of informal care... this publication will be of value to professionals and managers.
Practitioners and researchers will find plenty of interest and use. Case studies such as Bannerman and Robertson's (on introducing community care to Tayside) are informative and stimulating.