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Rational resourcing and productivity: relationships among staff input, resident characteristics, and group home quality

Felce, David John, Jones, E., Lowe, K. and Perry, Jonathan 2003. Rational resourcing and productivity: relationships among staff input, resident characteristics, and group home quality. American Journal on Mental Retardation 108 (3) , pp. 161-172. 10.1352/0895-8017(2003)108<0161:RRAPRA>2.0.CO;2

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Relationships among staff input per resident, resident characteristics, setting characteristics, and service quality were investigated. Data were obtained from 51 group homes in Wales on (a) resident numbers, ages, gender, adaptive behavior, challenging behavior, and additional disabilities; (b) allocated staff hours and actual staff costs; (c) provider agency, date of provision, and internal operational arrangements; and (d) resident receipt of staff attention and resident activity. Variation in staff input was related to resident challenging behavior, smaller residence size, and provider agency or date of provision. Staffing input was associated with resident receipt of attention, as were operational arrangements. Resident activity was related to resident adaptive behavior and receipt of attention but not resource input. Cost-effectiveness implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Efficiency, Organizational/economics, Efficiency, Organizational/statistics & numerical data, Female, Group Homes/economics, Group Homes/standards, Health Care Rationing/economics, Health Care Rationing/statistics & numerical data, Humans, Intellectual Disability, Male, Medical Staff/economics, Medical Staff/statistics & numerical data, Residential Treatment/economics, Residential Treatment/standards, Resource Allocation/economics, Resource Allocation/statistics & numerical data
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ISSN: 0895-8017
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:48

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