Current policy for mental health favours locally based care within the community, and encourages a range of provision to meet individual needs. Implementation, however, is struggling, due to lack of co-ordination between different professional groups, and the varying quality and nature of community services. With 66% of resources tied up in hospital care, the #l.8 billion spent per annum needs to be better balanced, with more going to primary care teams and other services. Better management is essential, and in this health purchasers have a key role to play, by systematically assessing local need and specifying exactly what is required. "Finding a Place", and the audits which follow, help purchasers and providers to identify priorities and develop a programme to achieve them.
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Book Description Audit Commission, 1994. Book Condition: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2973095
Book Description Audit Commission. Book Condition: Very Good. Used - Very Good. Ex-library, but has been well cared for. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-J-015-00061