Aim: To establish the costs of Day Services with different service configurations in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Methods: Newly referred attendees to Day Services were recruited into a pragmatic before- and-after descriptive cohort study. Data on costs were collected on health and care use in the 4 weeks preceding attendance using adapted ver- sions of the Client Service Receipt Inventory. Outcomes, cost per attendee/day, and volunteer contribution were also estimated.
Results: Thirty-eight participants were recruited and provided detailed follow-up data at both base- line and 4 weeks. The cost per attendee/day ranged from £121 to £190 (excluding volunteer contri- bution) to £172 to £264 (including volunteer contribution) across the 3 sites. Volunteering con- stituted between 28% and 38% of the total costs.
Conclusions: This study highlights the large contribution made by volunteers in Day Services provision and so demonstrates the value of involv- ing the public in palliative care.
|Title of host publication||Public Health Research in Palliative Care|
|Subtitle of host publication||Towards Solutions for Global Challenges|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2021|
|Event||Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges - online, Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 17 Nov 2020 → 18 Nov 2020
|Conference||Public Health Research in Palliative Care|
|Period||17/11/20 → 18/11/20|
- palliative care