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Choice and competition in Primary Care: Much Ado About Nothing?

Ellins, Jo L and Ham, Chris J and Parker, Helen (2008) Choice and competition in Primary Care: Much Ado About Nothing? HSMC Policy Papers (2). University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. ISBN 978 07044 28017

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Abstract

This paper shows that GP-led companies have won most of the contracts awarded to date and that these types of organisations are also well placed among those shortlisted in the Equitable Access to Primary Care procurements. The paper argues that more attention needs to be given to increasing patients' awareness of choice in primary care, otherwise there is a risk that the new GP-led health centres will not be fully utilised.

Type of Work:Book
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Number of Pages:16
Department:Health Services Management Centre
Series/Collection Name:HSMC Policy Papers
Keywords:Commissioning; Markets; National Health Service; patient choice; Primary care; Private sector; Social enterprises;
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:745

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