This study uses the Scottish Care Home Census (SCHC) data linked to hospital admissions, psychiatry, prescribing and long-term conditions data to provide the first large-scale analysis of pathways into care homes in Scotland. This work will compare those moving-in after a hospital admission to those moving-in directly from the community considering predictors, outcomes, costs and exploring geographical variation.
A series of academic papers with findings relevant to practice and policy, learning for methodologists, academics and public sector bodies on data quality and methods and areas of future research focus in this area.
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER OUTPUTS
|Output 1||Understanding Pathways into Care homes using Data (UnPiCD study): a retrospective cohort study using national linked health and social care data |
Open access paper available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac304
KEYWORDS / CATEGORIES
|Countries||Scotland (UK) | UK|
|Topics||Care integration/ coordination | Information and data systems in LTC | Outcome measurement in LTC | Residential LTC services|
|Funding type||Foundations | NGOs) | Private non-profit (charities | Public (including government)|
|Methods||Quantitative data analysis|