Focusing on outcomes: their role in partnership policy and practice.
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Petch, A., Cook, A. & Miller, E. (2005) Focusing on outcomes: their role in partnership policy and practice., Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 13, , pp. 03-Dec,
Policy and practice documents are increasingly adopting a focus on outcomes. This article seeks to clarify what is meant by the term 'outcome', the outcomes that have been highlighted in key policy documents, and the extent to which they reflect the outcomes prioritised by service users. The discussion will draw on the early stages of a DoH-funded project exploring the effectiveness of health and social care partnerships from the perspectives of service users