Costs, quality and staffing in services for people with severe learning disabilities

@inproceedings{Felce1994CostsQA,
  title={Costs, quality and staffing in services for people with severe learning disabilities},
  author={David John Felce},
  year={1994}
}
Studies on the costs and benefits of different forms of residential service for people with severe learning disabilities are reviewed. These include ordinary housing, larger community services and traditional hospitals. The common expectation that there are diseconomies arising in small scale provision is not borne out in general. Rather, it is important to look closely at the interrelationship between staffing, costs and size, particularly at very small sizes. Research on service quality has… CONTINUE READING

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