Care needs assessment is a new outcome measure for severe disability. Development and evaluation of instruments which may be used to assess dependency on nursing and therapy staff.
- The Northwick Park Dependency Score (NPDS) - a measure of nursing dependency for use in a hospital rehabilitation ward.
- The Northwick Park Care Needs Assessment (NPCNA) - a generic measure of care needs in the community and thus the cost of continuing care provided by health and social services.
- A hospital version of the NPDS/NPCNA is nearing the final stages of development.
- The Northwick Park Therapy Dependency Score (NPTDS) is now in development.