Comas-Herrera, Adelina


Ms Adelina Comas-Herrera  

Department

Position held

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)

Research Fellow

Department of Social Policy

Research Fellow

Experience keywords:

projecting long-term care expenditure; long-term care financing; long-term care expenditure; long-term care

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Much of my work has been involved investigating the determinants of future long-term care expenditure, in particular dementia and chronic conditions, both for the UK and for other European countries. I have worked on a macrosimulation model of future long-term care expenditure by people with dementia to investigate the impact that alternative future scenarios about dementia could have on long-term care expenditure. I developed a methodology for internationally comparable long-term care expenditure projections used by the European Commission (DG ECFIN). I have modelled the social care workforce implications of future projected increases in demand for long-term care. I am currently working on a project funded by the AXA Research Fund investigating the role of private Long-term Care Insurance as a supplement to state systems, the ANCIEN FP7 European project. I will soon be taking part in analysis of the CFASII dataset and use its detailed data on dementia and other care needs to estimate the current and future costs of dementia in England.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

England; UK; Europe

Languages:

Catalan [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Basic]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7306

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Prince, Martin and Knapp, Martin and Guerchet, M. and McCrone, Paul and Prina, M. and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Adelaja, Bayo and Hu, B. and King, Derek and Rehill, Amritpal and Salimkumar, D. (2014) Dementia UK: second edition - overview Alzheimer’s Society, London, UK.

Knapp, Martin and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Hu, Bo and King, Derek and Rehill, Amritpal and Adelaja, Bayo (2014) Scenarios of dementia care: what are the impacts on cost and quality of life? PSSRU discussion paper, 2878. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

2013

Hancock, Ruth and Wittenberg, Raphael and Hu, Bo and Morciano, Marcella and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2013) Long-term care funding in England: an analysis of the costs and distributional effects of potential reforms PSSRU Discussion Paper series, Personal Social Services Research Unit , London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2013) Dependencia: financiacion public-privada y sostenibilidad Actas de la dependencia, 9. 1-21. ISSN 2173-7142

Hancock, Ruth and Malley, Juliette and Wittenberg, Raphael and Morciano, Marcello and Pickard, Linda and King, Derek and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2013) The role of care home fees in the public costs and distributional effects of potential reforms to care home funding for older people in England Health Economics, Policy and Law, 8 (1). 47-73. ISSN 1744-1331

Knapp, Martin and Patel, Anita and Curran, Claire and Latimer, Eric and Catty, Jocelyn and Becker, Thomas and Drake, Robert E. and Fioritti, Angelo and Kilian, Reinhold and Lauber, Christoph and Rössler, Wulf and Tomov, Toma and Van Busschbach, Jooske and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and White, Sarah and Wiersma, Durk and Burns, Tom (2013) Supported employment: cost-effectiveness across six European sites World Psychiatry, 12 (1). 60-68. ISSN 1723-8617

2012

Geerts, Joanna and Willemé, Peter and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2012) Long-term care use in Europe: projection model and results for Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland In: Geerts, Joanna and Willemé, Peter and Mot, Esther , (eds.) Long-Term Care Use and Supply in Europe: Projections for Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland. ENEPRI research report (116). ANCIEN, Belgium, 114-129. ISBN 9789461382023

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Butterfield, R. and Fernández, José-Luis and Wittenberg, Raphael and Wiener, J. M. (2012) Barriers and opportunities for private long-term care insurance in England: what can we learn from other countries? In: McGuire, Alistair and Costa-i-Font, Joan, (eds.) The LSE Companion to Health Policy. Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 258-282. ISBN 9781781004234

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette (2012) Mapping the future of family care: receipt of informal care by older people with disabilities in England to 2032 Social Policy and Society, 11 (4). 533-545. ISSN 1475-7464

2011

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2011) From commission to commission: financing long-term care in England In: Courbage, Christophe and Costa-i-Font, Joan, (eds.) Financing Long-Term Care in Europe: Institutions, Markets and Models. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 151-169. ISBN 9780230249462

Snell, Tom and Wittenberg, Raphael and Fernández, José-Luis and Malley, Juliette and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek (2011) Projections of demand for social care and disability benefits for younger adults in England: report of research conducted for the Commission on Funding of Care and Support PSSRU discussion paper, 2800/3. PSSRU, London, UK .

Wittenberg, Raphael and Hu, Bo and Hancock, Ruth and Morciano, Marcello and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Malley, Juliette and King, Derek (2011) Projections of demand for and costs of social care for older people in England, 2010 to 2030, under current and alternative funding systems PSSRU discussion paper, 2811/2. PSSRU, London, UK .

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Malley, Juliette and Wittenberg, Raphael and Hu, Bo and Jagger, Carol (2011) Disability, dementia and the future costs of long-term care Eurohealth, 17 (2,3). 10-12. ISSN 1356-1030

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Northey, Sara and Wittenberg, Raphael and Knapp, Martin and Bhattacharyya, Sarmishtha and Burns, Alistair S. (2011) Future costs of dementia-related long-term care: exploring future scenarios International Psychogeriatrics, 23 (01). 20-30. ISSN 1041-6102

Malley, Juliette and Hancock, Ruth and Murphy, Michael J. and Adams, John and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Curry, Chris and King, Derek and James, Sean and Morciano, Marcello and Pickard, Linda (2011) The effect of lengthening life expectancy on future pension and long-term care expenditure in England, 2007 to 2032 Health Statistics Quarterly, 52 (1). 33-61. ISSN 1465-1645

2010

Hancock, Ruth and Morciano, Marcello and Malley, Juliette and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2010) Care home fees and reform of the funding system for long-term care The Stationery Office , London, UK.

Jagger, Carol and Murphy, Michael J. and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Grundy, Emily and Hancock, Ruth and Pickard, Linda (2010) Demographic change and its implications for health, family support, need for care and pensions: results from the modelling ageing populations to 2030 (MAP2030) study The Gerontologist, 50 (S1). 303-303. ISSN 0016-9013

King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Wittenberg, Raphael and Darton, Robin and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2010) Projections of demand for residential care for older people in England: report for BUPA PSSRU discussion papers, 2624. PSSRU, London, UK .

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2010) The long road to universalism?: recent developments in the financing of long-term care in England Social Policy and Administration, 44 (4). 375-391. ISSN 0144-5596

2009

Jagger, Carol and Matthews, Ruth and King, Derek and Moriano, Marcello and Grundy, Emily and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Stuchbury, Rachel and Hancock, Ruth (2009) Calibrating disability measures across British national surveys New dynamics of age, RES-339-25-0002. Modelling Ageing Populations to 2030 (MAP2030), London, UK.

2008

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Wittenberg, Raphael and Patxot, Concepció and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Pickard, Linda and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz (2008) Projecting long-term care expenditure in four European Union member states: the influence of demographic scenarios Social Indicators Research, 86 (2). 303-321. ISSN 0303-8300

Wittenberg, Raphael and Malley, Juliette and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Fernández, José-Luis and King, Derek and Snell, Tom and Pickard, Linda (2008) Future demand for social care, 2005 to 2041: projections of demand for social care and disability benefits for younger adults in England: report to the Strategy Unit (Cabinet Office) and the Department of Health PSSRU discussion paper, 2512. PSSRU, London, UK .

Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Malley, Juliette and King, Derek and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Darton, Robin (2008) Future demand for social care, 2005 To 2041: projections of demand for social care for older people in England: report to the Strategy Unit (Cabinet Office) and the Department of Health PSSRU discussion paper , 2514. PSSRU, London, UK .

2007

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenburg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Knapp, Martin (2007) Cognitive impairment in older people: future demand for long-term care services and the associated costs International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22 (10). 1037-1045. ISSN 0885-6230

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette (2007) Care by spouses, care by children: projections of informal care for older people in England to 2031 Social Policy and Society, 6 (3). 353-366. ISSN 1475-3073

Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Patxot, Concepció and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz and Wittenberg, Raphael (2007) Modelling an entitlement to long-term care services for older people in Europe: projection for long-term care expenditure to 2050 Journal of European Social Policy, 17 (1). 33-48. ISSN 0958-9287

Wittenberg, Raphael and Hancock, R. and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Juarez-Garcia, A. and Darton, R. (2007) PSSRU long-term care finance model and CARESIM: two linked UK models of long term care for older people In: Gupta, A. and Harding, A., (eds.) Modelling Our Future: Population Ageing Health and Aged Care. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 497-504. ISBN 9780444530059

Hancock, Ruth and Juarez-Garcia, Ariadna and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael (2007) Winners and losers: assessing the distributional effects of long-term care funding regimes Social Policy and Society, 6 (3). 379-395. ISSN 1475-3073

2006

Malley, Juliette and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Hancock, R. and Juarez-Garcia, A. (2006) Social services for older people to 2026: projected implications of the Wanless report

Malley, Juliette and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Hancock, Ruth and Juarez-Garcia, Ariadna and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda (2006) Expenditure on social care for older people to 2026 King's Fund, London, UK.

Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek (2006) Projections of future expenditure on long-term care for older people in England Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, Specia. 49-53. ISSN 0303-9692

Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek (2006) Paying for long-term care for older people in the UK: modelling the cost and incidence of a range of options, report to the Nuffield Foundation Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Darton, R (2006) Thirty-five years on: future demands for long-term care in England PSSRU Research Summary 35. London School of Economcis and Political Science, London, UK.

Hancock, R. and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Juarez-Garcia, A. and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette (2006) Paying for long-term care for older people in the UK: modelling the costs and distributional effects of a range of options PSSRU research summary , 40. PSSRU, London, UK.

Jagger, Carol and Matthews, R. and Spiers, N. and Brayne, C. and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Robinson, T. and Lindesay, James and Croft, P. (2006) Compression or expansion of disability?: forecasting future disability levels under changing patterns of diseases. King’s Fund, London, UK.

Hancock, Ruth and Juarez-Garcia, Ariadna and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette (2006) Projections of owner-occupation rates, house values, income and financial assets among older people, UK, 2002-2022 Discussion Paper, 2373. London School of Economics and Polictical Sciences, London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Gori, Cristiano and Costa-i-Font, Joan and di Maio, Alessandra and Patxot, Concepció and Pickard, Linda and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz (2006) Future long-term care expenditure in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom Ageing and Society, 26 (2). 285-302. ISSN 1469-1779

Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and King, Derek and Malley, Juliette and Pickard, Linda and Darton, Robin (2006) Future demand for long-term care, 2002 to 2041: projections of demand for long-term care for older people in England PSSRU discussion paper, 2330. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

2005

King, Derek and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda (2005) Projections of demand for long-term care in Worcestershire to 2011 PSSRU discussion paper, 2144. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda (2005) Projections of demand for long-term care in Norfolk to 2016 PSSRU discussion paper, 2146. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Malley, Juliette and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda and King, Derek (2005) Long-term care expenditure for older people, projections to 2022 for Great Britain PSSRU discussion paper, 2252. Personal Social Services Research Unit.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Casado, David and Wittenberg, Raphael and King, Derek and Pickard, Linda (2005) Projections of demand for long-term care for older people in Wales to 2030, by local authority PSSRU discussion paper, 2253. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2005) Making projections of public long-term care expenditure for European countries: a proposed methodology and data requirements

2004

Glendinning, Caroline and Davies, Bleddyn and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2004) Funding long-term care for older people: lessons from other countries Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York. ISBN 1859352057

Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda and Hancock, Ruth (2004) Future demand for long-term care in the UK. A summary of projections of long-term care finance for older people to 2051 Health and Ageing, 11. 2-4. ISSN 1605-8283

2003

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael (2003) Thirty years on: future demand for long-term care in England PSSRU research summary, 25. Personal Social Services Research Unit.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2003) Making projections of long-term care: examples and methodological issues PSSRU Discussion paper, 2004. London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Kent, London, UK.

Hancock, Ruth and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda (2003) Who will pay for long-term care in the UK? Projections linking macro- and micro-simulation models Fiscal Studies, 24 (4). 387-426. ISSN 0143-5671

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Costa-i-Font, Joan and Gori, Cristiano and di Maio, Alessandra and Patxot, Concepció and Pickard, Linda and Pozzi, Alessandro and Rothgang, Heinz and Wittenberg, Raphael (2003) European study of long-term care expenditure: investigating the sensitivity of projections of future long-term care expenditure in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom to changes in assumptions about demography, dependency, informal care, formal ca PSSRU discussion paper, Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael, eds 1840. PSSRU, London, UK.

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Knapp, Martin (2003) Cognitive impairment in older people: its implications for future demand for services and costs PSSRU Discussion Paper, 1728. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2002

Knapp, Martin and Healey, Andrew and McDaid, David and Comas-Herrera, Adelina (2002) Mental health economics and policy PSSRU Bulletin (13). 26-27. ISSN 1350-4703

Rickard, Colin and Trieman, Noam and Torres-Gonzales, Francisco and Laviana, Margarita and Maestro, Juan Carlos and Moreno-Kustner, Berto and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Emmett, Christina (2002) Residential care for mentally ill people in Andalucia and London - a comparison of care environments, users' attitudes and cost of care Journal of Mental Health, 11 (3). 327-337. ISSN 0963-8237

2001

Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Davies, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2001) Demand for long-term care for older people in England to 2031 Health Statistics Quarterly (12). 5-17. ISSN 1465-1645

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Wittenberg, Raphael and Pickard, Linda and Knapp, Martin and Davies, Bleddyn (2001) Cognitive impairment: its implications for future demand for services and costs Mental Health Research Review, 8. 37-38. ISSN 1353-2650

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Knapp, Martin and Beecham, Jennifer and Pendaries, Claude and Carthew, Richard (2001) Benefit groups and resource groups for adults with intellectual disabilities in residential accommodation Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 14 (2). 120-140. ISSN 1360-2322

2000

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Knapp, Martin and Beecham, Jennifer and Pendaries, C. and Carthew, R. (2000) Learning disability groups: development of benefit and resource groups for adults in residential accommodation NHS Information Authority, Winchester, UK.

Kendall, Jeremy and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Passey, Andrew (2000) Cross-border philanthropy: United Kingdom In: Anheier, Helmut K. and List, Regina, (eds.) Cross-Border Philanthropy: an Exploratory Study of International Giving in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and Japan. Charities Aid Foundation, West Malling, UK, 68-93. ISBN 1859341233

Pickard, Linda and Wittenberg, Raphael and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Davies, Bleddyn and Darton, Robin (2000) Relying on informal care in the new century? Informal care for elderly people in England to 2031 Ageing and Society, 20 (6). 745-772. ISSN 0144-686X

1999

Comas-Herrera, Adelina (1999) Is there convergence in the health expenditures of the EU member states? In: Mossialos, Elias and Le Grand, Julian, (eds.) Health Care and Cost Containment in the European Union. Ashgate, Aldeshot, UK, 197-218. ISBN 9781840144031


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