Back in 2008 I wrote a book called Evaluating outcomes in health and social care, which was part of a 5 book series called ‘Better Partnership Working‘ aimed at students and practitioners working in and around health and social care environments. This particular book focused on reviewing the evidence for collaborative working and provided an overview of the different approaches used in evaluating joint working arrangements.
Last year Janine O’Flynn and I revised and updated the initial book and published a 2nd edition of the text. We updated the evidence base and expanded this to take more an international perspective on the issues.
The reviews have started filtering through for this text (and for the broader series) and I will share these here as they emerge. The first is from Emma Miller at the University of Strathclyde and who has worked extensively in the evaluation of collaboration and health and social care outcomes. Her review of the book can be found here and in this she provides a very helpful overview of the content for those who might be interested in this text.