National performance indicator: increase the percentage of people aged 65 and over with high levels of care needs who are cared for at home - full report

Evidence-informed performance indicator series no.2
Published on 6 Apr 2011

This review provides an overview of the best available evidence in relation to 'what works' in increasing the percentage of people aged 65 and over with high level care needs who are cared for at home.

This is the aim of one of the Scottish Government's 45 indicators of success in achieving national outcomes identified in the National Performance Framework.

Government policy changes rapidly and in the current financial climate it has never been more important to ensure that such changes are informed by good quality research evidence.

Determining 'what works' is complex and is often contested. How it is determined depends on which particular outcome one is attempting to measure.

This review attempts to highlight 'what works' from the perspectives of all the key stakeholders involved in the process. It will also highlight where there is a lack of high quality research evidence.