Evaluating models of care closer to home for children and young people who are ill: executive summary

G Parker, G Spiers, K Gridley, K Atkin, L Cusworth, S Mukherjee, Y Birks, K Lowson, D Wright, K Light

Research output: Other contribution


Providing care for children who are ill, as close to home as possible, is an objective of health care providers and policy makers nationally and internationally. The existing evidence base to support development of care closer to home (CCTH) is weak in relation to clinical effectiveness, approaches and models, potential costs and benefits to families and the health service, impact on those who use CCTH, and how CCTH is best delivered and organised.
This project took a mixed methods approach to address these questions, including a systematic review, a national survey of services and case studies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationSouthampton
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • ill/disabled children
  • multiagency working
  • health services issues

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