User perceptions of a 'mixed economy' of care

John Baldock and Clare Ungerson
1st Sep 1994

A six-month follow-up study of 32 older people returning to the community after surviving a stroke showed considerable obstacles to successful care - management and to the operation of a 'mixed economy' of care.

Genuine participation by users in arranging their own care required large adaptations in established habits of behaviour and fundamental shifts in values.

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