Making the Case for Investing in Actions to Prevent and/or Tackle Loneliness: A Systematic Review. A Briefing Paper
McDaid D, Bauer A, Park A Personal Social Services Research Unit, London. 2017
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|McDaid D, Bauer A, Park A (2017) Making the case for investing in actions to prevent and/or tackle loneliness: a systematic review. A briefing paper. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science. [The report can be accessed here]
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|Summary / Abstract
Summarises findings from a systematic review on the available economic evidence on the cost effectiveness of loneliness interventions for older people. The review found mixed evidence for the cost effectiveness of befriending interventions and the benefits of participation in social activities, ranging from cost saving to cost ineffective interventions. Recent evidence identified suggests that signposting and navigation services have the potential to be cost effective, with a saving of up to £3 of health costs for every £1 invested. The paper also makes suggestions for strengthening the evidence based on the cost effectiveness of interventions to address loneliness.
|Making the Case for Investing in Actions to Prevent and/or Tackle Loneliness: A Systematic Review. A Briefing Paper
|McDaid D, Bauer A, Park A
|Personal Social Services Research Unit, London.
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|03/01/2019 12:00 am
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Social Care Research