The 'billion dollar question': embedding prevention in older people's services - ten 'high-impact' changes

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With ageing populations, social changes and rising public expectations, many countries are exploring ways of developing a more preventative approach within their health and social care services. In England, this has become a growing priority over time—made even more significant by recent economic change and by the urgent need to reduce public sector spending. However, a key dilemma for policy makers and managers is the patchy nature of the evidence base—with a lack of certainty over how to reform services or prioritise spending in order to develop a more genuinely preventative approach. Against this background, this commentary reviews national and international evidence around ten policy measures and interventions, highlighting some of the most promising approaches as well as the fragmented and contested nature of the evidence base.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Early online date29 Mar 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • prevention
  • older people
  • health and social care


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