Costs and outcomes of improving population health through better socialhousing: a cohort study and economic analysis
Bray NJ, Burns P, Jones A, et al International Journal of Public Health, 62, 1039-1050. 2017
|Project ID (Internal)||27|
|Full Reference (text)||Bray NJ, Burns P, Jones A, et al (2017) Costs and outcomes of improving population health through better social housing: a cohort study and economic analysis. International Journal of Public Health. 62:1039-1050. [The abstract can be accessed here]|
|Full Reference (URL)||https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28612100|
|Summary / Abstract|
We sought to determine the impact of warmth-related housing improvements on the health, well-being, and quality of life of families living in social housing.
An historical cohort study design was used. Households were recruited by Gentoo, a social housing contractor in North East England. Recruited households were asked to complete a quality of life, well-being, and health service use questionnaire before receiving housing improvements (new energy-efficient boiler and double-glazing) and again 12 months afterwards.
Data were collected from 228 households. The average intervention cost was £3725. At 12-month post-intervention, a 16% reduction (−£94.79) in household 6-month health service use was found. Statistically significant positive improvements were observed in main tenant and household health status (p < 0.001; p = 0.009, respectively), main tenant satisfaction with financial situation (p = 0.020), number of rooms left unheated per household (p < 0.001), frequency of household outpatient appointments (p = 0.001), and accident/emergency department attendance (p < 0.012). Conclusions Warmth-related housing improvements may be a cost-effective means of improving the health of social housing tenants and reducing health service expenditure, particularly in older populations.
|Publication Title||Costs and outcomes of improving population health through better socialhousing: a cohort study and economic analysis|
|Author(s)||Bray NJ, Burns P, Jones A, et al|
|Publication Details||International Journal of Public Health, 62, 1039-1050.|
|Publication Year / End of Project||2017|
|Last Accessed||03/01/2019 12:00 am|
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