The 2012 audit covered health-related bed and home intermediate care services. NHS Benchmarking’s “National Audit of Intermediate Care Report 2013” has been extended to cover crisis response and social care reablement services.
“only 53% of home based services have “ready and quick access” to specialist mental health skills. Whilst these figures may reflect the fact that currently only 12% of service users have dementia (NAIC 2012), consideration might be given to whether this approach contributes to an under representation of dementia in intermediate care”. (p.57)
National Audit of Intermediate Care Report 2013. Manchester: NHS Benchmarking Network, November 2013.