This project had two main objectives:
1. To produce context-sensitive and theory-based generalisable explanations of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of shared care, and demonstrate the feasibility and value of realist approaches to explaining variations in the cost and cost-effectiveness of complex interventions
2. To develop, within PenCLAHRC, developed a critical mass of expertise in the application of realist methods of inquiry to the evaluation of complex interventions. Expertise has been developed through academic papers, conference presentations, and developing local networks with an interest in realist methods (the Realist Hive blog and discussion forum) and knowledge mobilisation (e.g. the LKD Blog).