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from a vast number in the literature. Like many of the more quantitative measures that we outline in this chapter, some have been empirically validated within particular contexts while others have not, and so it is worth doing some additional investigation before you embark on using any of these tools in practice. The evidence and data required to develop these indicators varies enormously. 91 EVALUATING OUTCOMES IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Table 4.1: Outcomes across care groups Outcome Older people Mental health Learning disabilities Quality of life Feeling
, and being treated insensitively when they were refused services. O’Driscoll et al (2014) compared the experiences of service users of teams for people with physical disabilities and teams for people with mental health problems. Those accessing physical disability services reported that they experienced high quality care and good communication, and trusted the advice and decisions of clinicians. Mental health service users, however, had quite a different view, and expressed frustration and disagreement with the decisions made by interdisciplinary teams and
in Figure 1.1 in practice. Box 1.6: Example of team effectiveness The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Transformation Team is an inter-agency team, consisting of two CAMHS teams, a community paediatric team, a children’s learning disability team, a children’s commissioning team and voluntary sector teams along with children and young people. The team is working together in transforming emotional wellbeing services for children and young people, breaking down professional barriers and seeking creative alternative models to improve outcomes