Intermediate care – benchmarking and evidence

There are few good resources for commissioners around intermediate care. The National Audit of Intermediate Care from NHS Benchmarking is available to non subscribers to the service and includes case studies and a systematic review of the evidence around the relationship between different team characteristics and patient outcomes in intermediate care  –

Exploring Differences between Different Intermediate Care Configurations – A Review of the Literature. Dr Tony Smith et al.  NHS Benchmarking 2013.

This resource has been added to the Handbook on the Commissioning for specific service sectors page under Planned Care and Benchmarking

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