Relationships, expertise, incentives, and governance: supporting care home residents' access to health care: an interview study from England
Goodman, Claire; Davies, Sue L.; Gordon, Adam L.; Meyer, Julienne; Dening, Tom; Gladman, John R.F.; Iliffe, Steve; Zubair, Maria; Bowman, Clive; Victor, Christina; Martin, Finbarr C.
Sue L. Davies
ADAM GORDON Adam.Gordon@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of The Care of Older People
TOM DENING TOM.DENING@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Clinical Professor in Dementia Research
John R.F. Gladman
Finbarr C. Martin
To explore what commissioners of care, regulators, providers, and care home residents in England identify as the key mechanisms or components of different service delivery models that support the provision of National Health Service (NHS) provision to independent care homes.
Qualitative, semistructured interviews with a purposive sample of people with direct experience of commissioning, providing, and regulating health care provision in care homes and care home residents. Data from interviews were augmented by a secondary analysis of previous interviews with care home residents on their personal experience of and priorities for access to health care. Analysis was framed by the assumptions of realist evaluation and drew on the constant comparative method to identify key themes about what is required to achieve quality health care provision to care homes and resident health.
Participants identified 3 overlapping approaches to the provision of NHS that they believed supported access to health care for older people in care homes: (1) Investment in relational working that fostered continuity and shared learning between visiting NHS staff and care home staff, (2) the provision of age-appropriate clinical services, and (3) governance arrangements that used contractual and financial incentives to specify a minimum service that care homes should receive.
The 3 approaches, and how they were typified as working, provide a rich picture of the stakeholder perspectives and the underlying assumptions about how service delivery models should work with care homes. The findings inform how evidence on effective working in care homes will be interrogated to identify how different approaches, or specifically key elements of those approaches, achieve different health-related outcomes in different situations for residents and associated health and social care organizations.
Goodman, C., Davies, S. L., Gordon, A. L., Meyer, J., Dening, T., Gladman, J. R., …Martin, F. C. (2015). Relationships, expertise, incentives, and governance: supporting care home residents' access to health care: an interview study from England. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(5), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2015.01.072
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 1, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||Feb 14, 2015|
|Publication Date||May 1, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Feb 27, 2017|
|Publicly Available Date||Feb 27, 2017|
|Journal||Journal of the American Medical Directors Association|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Care homes, older people, health services, frailty, health care, realist review|
|Related Public URLs||http://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(15)00073-0/abstract|
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