The effectiveness of personal budgets for people with mental health problems: a systematic review

Webber, Martin and Treacy, Samantha and Carr, Sarah and Clark, Mike and Parker, Gillian (2014) The effectiveness of personal budgets for people with mental health problems: a systematic review. Journal of Mental Health, 23 (3). pp. 146-155. ISSN 0963-8237

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Abstract

Background: Personal budgets are a key policy priority in adult social care in England and are expected to become increasingly important in the care of adults with mental health problems.

Aims: This article systematically reviews evidence for the effectiveness of personal budgets for people with mental health problems across diverse outcomes.

Methods: The review, conducted in 2013, used the EPPI-Centre methodology for conducting a systematic review informed by Social Care Institute for Excellence guidelines. Data were extracted from studies and combined using meta-synthesis.

Results: Fifteen studies were included in the review which found mostly positive outcomes in terms of choice and control, quality of life, service use and cost-effectiveness. However, methodological limitations make these findings rather unreliable and insufficient to inform personal budgets policy and practice for mental health service users.

Conclusions: Further high quality studies are required to inform policy and practice for mental health service users, which lags behind other adult social care groups in the use of personal budgets.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 17240
Depositing User: Sarah Carr
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 15:21
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17240

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