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Research project: Does benchmarking improve bowel care in care home settings? - Dormant - Dormant

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Essence of care benchmarking' has been introduced into the NHS to improve quality of care. The feasibility of introducing benchmarking into residential homes has not been tested. This study aimed to examine the potential of benchmarking for residential homes with a focus on bowel care.


Can clinical benchmarking improve bowel care in care homes for older people?


Quantitative and qualitative comparison of residential homes using benchmarking with residential homes that do not.

Main outcomes

Faecal incontinence episodes. Carer and patient perspectives of bowel care.

Team Members 

Mandy Fader

Project funder

Department of Health

Related research groups

Active Living and Rehabilitation
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