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Contracting

Alliance contracting, prime contracting and outcome based contracting: What can the NHS learn from elsewhere? A literature review

This report is part of the research of the Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Health Care System (PRUComm) on new models of contracting in the NHS, commissioned by the Department of Health. Over the past few years the … Continue reading

Pricing in the English NHS quasi market: a national study of the allocation of financial risk through contracts

Abstract The paper investigated how the formal national provisions for pricing in the National Health Service (which are a form of prospective payment, known as ‘Payment by Results’) are operationalized at local level. Transactions costs theory and existing evidence predict that … Continue reading

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Study on the use of contractual mechanisms in commissioning: Final report

This three year project aimed to investigate how commissioners negotiated, specified, monitored and managed contractual mechanisms to improve services and allocate financial risk in their local health economies, looking at both acute services and community health care. Download full report [pdf]>>

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Study of the use of contractual mechanisms in commissioning

This interim report presents findings from a research into how commissioners negotiate, specify, monitor and manage contractual mechanisms to improve services and allocate financial risk in their local health economies, looking at both acute services and community health care. Download … Continue reading

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