Integrated health and social services, generous funding, and a special sense of community have got Northern Ireland of to a promising start after the government's community care reforms.
Public ignorance about the new arrangements remains a problem,, but there is little evidence of serious hardship in any client group.
The higgest threat is to nursing and residential homes, which face closure as increasing numbers of elderly and disabled people opt to stay at home.
After only a year and without the benefit of formal evaluation, however, the real problems for disabled people and their carers may not get have emerged.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Irlande du Nord, Exploration, Système santé, Politique sanitaire, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Northern Ireland, Exploration, Health system, Health policy, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0325737
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.