The needs of older people with mental health problems according to the user, the carer, and the staff.

@article{Hancock2003TheNO,
  title={The needs of older people with mental health problems according to the user, the carer, and the staff.},
  author={Geraldine A Hancock and Tom Reynolds and Bob Woods and Graham Thornicroft and Martin Orrell},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={803-11}
}
BACKGROUND Individual assessment of needs has been recognised as the most appropriate way to allocate health and social care resources. These assessments, however, are often made by the staff or by a carer who acts as an advocate for the user themselves. Little is known about how these proxy measures compare to how individual patients perceive their own needs. AIM The aim of this study was to measure and compare ratings of need for older people with mental health problems by the older person… CONTINUE READING

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