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The relationship between social care resources and healthcare utilisation by older people in England:an exploratory investigation

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  • Maria Lucia Pace

    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy)

  • Dan Liu

    (Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia)

  • Maria Goddard

    (Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK)

  • Rowena Jacobs

    (Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK)

  • Raphael Wittenberg

    (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

  • Gerard McGonigal

    (Department of Medicine for the Elderly, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, York, UK)

  • Anne Mason

    (Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK)

Abstract

Background. Since 2010, adult social care spending has fallen significantly in real terms whilst demand has risen. Reductions in local authority (LA) budgets are expected to have had spill over effects on the demand for healthcare in the English NHS. Motivation. If older people, including those with dementia, have unmet needs for social care, their use of healthcare may increase. Methods. We assembled a panel dataset of 150 LAs, aggregating individual-level data where appropriate. We tested the impact of changes in LA social care resources, which was measured in two ways: expenditure and workforce. The effects on people aged 65+ were assessed on five outcomes

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  • Maria Lucia Pace & Dan Liu & Maria Goddard & Rowena Jacobs & Raphael Wittenberg & Gerard McGonigal & Anne Mason, 2020. "The relationship between social care resources and healthcare utilisation by older people in England:an exploratory investigation," Working Papers 174cherp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
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